"Promoting Women's Rights through Higher Education: The Interdisciplinary Vision of the United Nations Academic Impact"
Join UNAI/Lehigh University virtual panel "Promoting Women's Rights through Higher Education"
On March 3 from 12:15 - 2 p.m. (NYC time) Lehigh's Comparative and International Education program and the LU/UN Partnership, in cooperation with United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), will host a virtual panel "Promoting Women's Rights through Higher Education: The Interdisciplinary Vision of the United Nations Academic Impact" as a part of parallel events of the 55th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Inspired by the Academic Impact Launch and the CSW commitment of gender equality and the advancement of women, the panel was organized by Dr. Iveta Silova (Lehigh University Professor of Comparative and International Education) and Michele Vella (Lehigh University Ph.D. student and UNAI intern).
Through the co-sponsorship of Lehigh University's United Nations Partnership, the virtual panelists will speak about the role of academia and higher educational institutions, in catalyzing activities, solving problems, and initiating policies that advance women worldwide. Virtual panelists' specializations include: the arts, political science, psychology, sports, and international education. Using video-conferencing technology, UNAI supporters and members, including high-school students, university students, teachers, professors, and researchers, are encouraged to share their unique voices in this cross-national dialogue. Participants include:
Sharon E. Girard, Ph.D.
Professor of Musicology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California Countess of Count Federico Sangirardi Quinto of Wardal
Michael Church, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Suzanne Grant Lewis, Ph.D.
Philanthropic consultant on African Education and former coordinator of Partnership for Higher Education in Africa
Good Will Ambassador for the Nepal Tourism 2011, Mountain Climber