Please join Provost Linda Bell, the Africana Studies Department, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the Barnard Center for Research on Women at a welcoming reception for Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee as Barnard College’s Inaugural Social Justice Fellow, Thursday, September 19th from 5-6:30 pm on the Green Roof of the Diana Center. Dr. Gbowee will also be a Fellow in residence at BCRW and the Athena Center.
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, founder of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, and co-founder and former executive director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). She holds a master of arts degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), and a doctor of laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa and University of Alberta in Canada.
Location: Green Roof - 6th Floor, Diana Center (Rain Location: North Tower, Sulzberger Tower)
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Athena Center for Leadership Studies
The Athena Center for Leadership Studies was established in fall 2009 and is dedicated to the advancement of inspired and courageous women leaders around the world.