As part of the inaugural International Education Week Speakers Series hosted by Global Engagement, Monica Sharma, author of “Radical Transformational Leadership,” and Doris Gray, director of the Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment at Al Akhawayn University (AUI) in Morocco, will participate in a panel discussion on issues of equity and access to health and education on a global scale.
The themes of this speakers series, “Conversations with Women Who Lead,” are leadership and change, empowerment, equity, and access for education and healthcare worldwide. IEW, November 12-16, 2018, is an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
Gray is an associate professor of gender studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUI, and author of three books: “Women and Social Change in North Africa: What counts as Revolutionary?” “Beyond Feminism and Islamism: Gender and Equality in North Africa;” and “Muslim Women on the Move: Moroccan Women and French Women of Moroccan Origin Speak Out.”
Sharma is trained as a physician and epidemiologist who has worked for the United Nations more than 20 years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an international expert and practitioner on leadership development for sustainable and equitable change, working with the UN, universities, institutions, governments, businesses, media, and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.
This event is sponsored by River Campus Libraries, Public Health Sciences, Susan B. Anthony Institute, Gandhi Institute, and Office of Global Engagement.
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics, Munnerlyn Atrium
275 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620