World Fellows Discuss the Impact of Gender

The women who are 2008 World Fellows at Yale will reflect on how gender affects their work and how their work affects gender relations in their countries in a panel discussion on Tuesday evening, Oct. 7.

Titled “Gender Around the World: A Conversation with the Women of the Yale World Fellows,” the event will take place on the third floor of Betts House, 393 Prospect St., at a time to be announced. It is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, send an e-mail to wff@yale.edu.

Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law and former co-chair of the Women Faculty Forum, and Kel Ginsberg, associate director of the World Fellows Program, will moderate the discussion. A reception with the panelists will follow. Refreshments will be served.

The panelists are: Sandra Breka (Germany), who manages a range of international programs as head of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Berlin office; Nicola Harrington (United Kingdom), who influences the policies and practices of the European Union in support of sustainable human development as deputy director of policy and communications for the United Nations in Brussels; Oya Ünlü Kizil (Turkey), who directs corporate communications for Koç Holding, the largest conglomerate in Turkey; Precious Lunga (Zimbabwe), an epidemiologist with the U.K. Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit who is involved with developing an HIV-prevention gel for women; Orzala Ashraf Nemat (Afghanistan), who has established and delivered training programs to Afghan women and children in refugee communities as the founder and chair of the non-governmental organization Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan; and Jingjing Zhang (People’s Republic of China), an environmental advocate who is director of litigation for the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims.

“Gender Around the World” is sponsored by the Women Faculty Forum.

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