Dialogues with the Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership

Join The Institute for Women’s Leadership for their inaugural program, Dialogues with the IWL Director on Monday, September 19th, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. This event will be taking place at the ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building (162 Ryders Lane, New Brunwsick, NJ).

As an attendee, you will listen as filmmaker Abigail Disney and peace activist Cora Weiss converse about topics relating to leadership, global politics, and gender; Alison R. Bernstein, the Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, will be moderating this discussion. If you’re able to get out of the city for a few hours, you should definitely check out this fantastic event. Both Abigail and Cora have incredible experiences and perspectives to share, as they are both involved with global activism and will offer a wonderfully unique paradigm for discussing this issues.

Email gareilly@rci.rutgers.edu by September 12th in order to secure your spot!

Abigail Disney, is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in her first film, the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell, about the Liberian women who peacefully ended their country’s fourteen-year civil war. She is Executive Producer of the groundbreaking PBS mini-series, Women, War, & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict. The series airs on PBS in October, 2011. Disney is Co-founder and President of the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in the five boroughs of New York City. Her work in
philanthropy, women’s engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized by numerous awards including the prestigious International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Law School’s Journal of Conflict Resolution. She holds degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia

Cora Weiss, President, The Hague Appeal for Peace, has been a peace activist since the early 60’s when she was a national leader of Women Strike for Peace which played a major role in bringing about the end of atmospheric nuclear testing. Cora was among the civil society drafters of what became Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security which was adopted in 2000 and has been part of the campaign for its full implementation. She has devoted her life to the movements for civil rights, human rights, women’s empowerment, and peace. Ms. Weiss is a founder of the Global Campaign for Peace Education. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and member of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Ms. Weiss was also President of the International Peace Bureau (Nobel Peace laureate 1910); Co-Founder and Director of The Riverside Church Disarmament Program; Non- governmental Representative to the World Conferences on Women, Nairobi (1985) and Beijing (1995); and Executive Director of the AfricanAmerican Students Foundation (Airlift).

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