Twenty-five years ago, the African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. The untold story is that when the bloodshed ended, women not only buried the dead and cared for orphaned children, they drove a recovery that laid a foundation for their current political and economic power. Join our conversation with the visionary pioneers who carved out unlikely new roles for themselves, creating stability and reconciliation in genocide’s wake. Moderated by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder of the Women and Public Policy Program...
“Vision and Justice,” hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,is a two-day creative convening (April 25–26, 2019) that will consider the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice. This public event, conceived by Sarah Lewis, an assistant professor of history of art and architecture and of African and African American studies at Harvard University, grows out of the award-winning "... Read more about Vision and Justice
Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School
Organizing for the Equal Rights Amendment the first time round, in 1972-82, tapped the strengths and experienced the weaknesses of social movements in general. The strengths of social movements derive from their “hydra-headed” qualities: the activists bubble up from many different arenas, giving...
Between 1990 and 2017, 92% of peace negotiators were men. Women, Peace & Power follows the stories of female activists, politicians, and ordinary citizens in Afghanistan, Liberia, and Northern Ireland as they try to influence peace talks against all odds.
While some of these peacebuilders use sit-ins and mass rallies to push for change, others win elections to negotiate at the peace table. All face challenges to their authority and legitimacy as they attempt to steer their countries away from war.
Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Building, Room G-1, Harvard Kennedy School
Film screening of ¡Las Sandinistas! followed by aQ&A with Director Jenny Murray, moderated by Francisco Brown MDes CC 2019 and Ricardo Sanchez MC/MPA 2019.
¡Las Sandinistas! explores the untold story of the women who fought in war on the front lines of Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution to bring about social and political reform for their country. Despite their sacrifice, battlefield victories and in many cases extraordinary leadership and...
Taubman 135, Center for Public Leadership’s Darman Seminar Room
May Al-Dabbagh, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University Abu Dhabi; former Founder and Director, Gender and Public Policy Program, Dubai School of Government; and former WAPPP Research Fellow