Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls around the world is both the right and the smart thing to do. Women’s rights are now widely recognized as fundamental human rights. In addition, women are critical to solving virtually every global challenge, so investing in them is also a strategic imperative to advance critical US foreign policy interests, including economic prosperity, stability and security. This panel will highlight both the moral and strategic cases, examine what it means in practice to put women at the center of international diplomacy and development, and consider the current state of affairs in the global quest for gender equality.
Commentators on the panel will include:
Jennifer Klein, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Legal Challenges, Yale University
Rose McDermott, Professor of International Relations, Brown University
Susan Moffitt, Director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, Brown University