Tuesday, October 29, 2019
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Watch on Watson's YouTube Channel. True North Classroom (101), Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street
Kosovo's former President Atifete Jahjaga will be discussing efforts to combat sexual violence during war and the fight against violent extremism and radicalization in the Balkans and beyond. The youngest female world leader to be elected to the highest office, President Jahjaga worked diligently during her presidency to bring women to the forefront of Kosovo’s political, economic, and social life as a means of ensuring a long-lasting democracy. Since leaving office, President Jahjaga regularly speaks at international conferences, including testifying before the United States Congress, on empowering women and supporting the survivors of sexual violence during war. In March of 2018, President Jahjaga established the Jahjaga Foundation- an initiative that focuses on youth and women empowerment towards achieving social change in Kosovo.
Introduction by Nadje Al-Ali, Robert Family Professor of International Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies.
Presented by the Brown Journal of World Affairs and the Watson Institute.