Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion

2019 May 07

How Women Saved Rwanda

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Johm F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum

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...

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2019 Apr 05

Making Care “Work” in Dubai: Mompreneurs between State, Market, and Mediated Spaces

2:00pm to 3:30pm


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

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2019 Apr 02

Pizza and Movie Event: Screening of "hillbilly"

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Cason Conference Room, Taubman

In "hillbilly," directors Ashley York (Tig) and Sally Rubin ("Deep Down") show the evolution of the uneducated, promiscuous American "hillbilly" stereotype in movies and television, linking it with corporate exploitation of Appalachia’s natural resources. The film features Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute where young adults find community and refuge and The Affrilachian Poets, a grassroots group of poets of color living in the Appalachian region. Funded by the National...

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