President McAuliffe Leads Seminars in which Participants Will Link Up with Peers Around the Globe

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 4:54 pm.

The message below was sent out in an email from the President’s Office on Feb. 9

This year’s President’s Seminar is a series of four IT-facilitated, internationally linked conversations that explore higher education for women as an engine for social change and progressive leadership.

President McAuliffe and a small group of Bryn Mawr College students will engage directly with a counterpart group of leaders and students at four institutions, one per session, in four different nations. These will be global dialogues aimed at sharing experiences, juxtaposing perspectives, and moving toward common ground in understanding what impact women’s higher education has already had in the nations represented, what more might be done in the future, how colleges and universities can best prepare women for leadership, and the increasingly global nature of leadership.

Partner institutions include:
Effat University – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ewha Womans University – Seoul, Korea
Lady Shri Ram College for Women – New Delhi, India
Tsuda College – Tokyo, Japan

Seminars will be approximately 90 minutes in duration with 30 minutes of preparatory conversation at Bryn Mawr before a 45- to 60-minute conversation with the partner institution. These virtual meetings will take place using Skype and videoconference, depending on the technological capabilities of our partner institutions. Three seminars will occur in the evening; one will occur in the early morning to accommodate the change in time zones.

Seminar dates and times will be announced shortly.

Please send an expression of interest to Emily Espenshade at eespenshad@brynmawr.edu so she may keep you informed as plans progress.

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