“This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, when a highly erse group of women are joining forces to demand equal opportunities and equal pay, and to prevent discrimination and sexual assault,” said Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and formerly the nation’s first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. “The Georgetown Women’s Forum will assemble our most notable alumnae from around the globe to share insights on significant issues facing women today, help address barriers to success, and empower the next generation to reach their full potential.”
Evolving Role of Women in Global Peace Negotiations
Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I’66, MS’69, P’94), Uzra Zeya (F’89), Dr. Reem Al-ansari (L’15), and Rachel Milner Gillers will host a luncheon conversation about the role women play in peace negotiations. Women play a key role in advocating for and maintaining peace around the world, yet according to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, are largely excluded from conflict related negotiations, despite evidence that they are critical to achieving sustainable peace.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan (F’95) to Deliver Opening Keynote
Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a member of the historic 116th Congress, is a member of the House Education and Labor and House Armed Services Committees and is focused on fighting for working families on issues such as affordable healthcare, quality public education, workforce development, the environment, and addressing the opioid crisis.
Book Signings by Talented Georgetown Authors at the “Book Nook”
New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook will feature more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Attendees can stop by the book nook in the registration area to peruse the variety of books and pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark. Several alumni and faculty authors will be available for book signings throughout the Forum including:
- Soraya Chemaly (C’88), Rage Becomes Her
- Leslie Crutchfield, How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t
- Mary Giuliani (C’97), Tiny Hot Dogs and The Cocktail Party
- Allison Gilbert (C’92), Passed and Present
- Alycia Kelly (C’02), A Criminal Magic
- Lori Mihalich-Levin (L’05), Back to Work After Baby
- Chudney Ross (C’97), Lone Bean
- Christina Van-Houten (C’89), Men@Work and Fashion@Work
- Melanne Verveer (I’66, MS’69, Parent’94), Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose
Georgetown University is leading efforts to address issues of gender, with the Women’s Forum and programs such as the Institute for Women, Peace and Security (Walsh School of Foreign Service), the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (Law Center); and the Women’s Leadership Institute (McDonough School of Business). Georgetown is one of 10 impact champions recognized by the United Nations Women’s HeforShe campaign. In the classroom, programs such as the Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies give students the opportunity to explore gender dynamics globally, across multiple disciplines. Outside the classroom, Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) provides networks and resources for leadership development.
In addition to the opening keynote from Congresswoman Lori Trahan, panels will explore topics such as: Modern media with Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Alison Becker; the McKinsey & LeanIn.Org Women in the Workplace Report; the core principles of great change makers – past and present – with Jean Case; artificial intelligence and ethics; strategies for getting into the boardroom; and, many more.
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SOURCE Georgetown University Alumni Association