September 24, 2012, 6:00 PM
Barnard College and the Women in Public Service Project, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center, will host “A Global Conversation: Women Leaders Respond to the United Nations General Assembly” on Barnard’s campus in Manhattan.
This event, held in conjunction with the United Nations’ 67th regular session of the General Assembly, will begin with a welcome from Barnard President Debora Spar along with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the current Prime Minister of Thailand. President Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo’s first female and youngest president, will give the keynote where she will discuss the importance of cultivating women leaders at the highest levels of government.
President Jahjaga’s remarks will be followed by a panel on post-conflict and transitional justice, moderated by Barnard President Debora Spar. Participants will include Jane Harman, President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Rangita de Silva de Alwis, director of the Women in Public Service Project and Women’s Leadership Initiatives at the Wilson Center; Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children; and Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State. Select students from women’s colleges around the country will also join the conversation.
Former Finnish President Tarja Halonen, who was also the first female to hold her nation’s highest office, and Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues will give closing remarks.
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Debora Spar, President of Barnard College
Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand
Atifete Jahjaga, President of Kosovo
GLOBAL LEADERS IN CONVERSATION
Jane Harman, President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the United Nations
Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State
President Spar, Moderator
YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Women in Public Service Project and Women’s Leadership Initiatives at the Wilson Center, Moderator
Ava Anderson, Mills College
Natalia Alvarez Diaz, Mount Holyoke College
Dahna Black, Smith College
Claudia Garcia, Mount St. Mary’s College
Kristie Hernandez, Scripps College
Olivia Low, Barnard College
Melda Salhalb, Wellesley College
Yashaswini Singh, Bryn Mawr College
Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, March 2000 – March 2012
Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues