By vittorio | novembre 3, 2010
On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you and your students to participate in the next session of the CFR Fall 2010 Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, November 10, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET). CFR’s Isobel Coleman will discuss the role of women in economic and political development, a topic she addresses in her recently released book, “Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East.” An excerpt from the book can be accessed on the CFR website at http://www.cfr.org/publication/21352?cid=emc-academic_invite-coleman_excerpt-110310. For the final session in the fall series, please scroll down or visit http://www.cfr.org/educators?cid=emc-academic_invite-edu_dap-110310.
Dr. Coleman is a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy; director of the civil society, markets, and democracy initiative; and director of the women and foreign policy program at CFR. Prior to joining CFR, she was chief executive officer of a healthcare services company and a partner with McKinsey & Company in New York. Dr. Coleman has published widely and is a frequent speaker at academic, business, and policy conferences. She serves on several nonprofit boards, including Plan USA and Student Sponsor Partners.
In order to encourage an interactive dialogue, we ask that professors convene students in a group to participate. Typically, professors have found it most convenient to gather in a classroom or host a few students in their office around a speaker phone. Please reply to this email if you would like to make this call available to your students, and we will send you the toll-free dial-in number and password. As background for the discussion, you may wish to have your students review the following materials:
1) Lauren Vriens, “Islam: Governing under Sharia,” Backgrounder, Council on Foreign Relations, October 5, 2010.
2) Grace Melton, “More of the Same: Millennium Development Review Summit Focuses on Increasing Aid and ‘Empowering’ Women,” Blogpost, Heritage Foundation, September 27, 2010.
3) Gayle Lemmon, “MDGs For Women Largely Unmet,” First Take, Council on Foreign Relations, September 23, 2010.
4) Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, “The Women’s Crusade,” New York Times, August 17, 2010.
5) Isobel Coleman, “The Global Glass Ceiling: Why Empowering Women is Good for Business,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 2010.
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6) Isobel Coleman, “Feminism in the Muslim World,” On Faith, Washington Post, May 5, 2010.
7) Margot Wallström, “A Womanly Virtue: Female Representation as Global Security Strategy,” Harvard International Review, May 1, 2010.
I hope you will visit the dynamic Educators portal on the CFR website at http://www.cfr.org/educators?cid=emc-academic_invite-edu_dap-110310, where you will find CFR resources designed and packaged especially for the academic community, including modules with teaching notes, event announcements, and information on Foreign Affairs resources for professors and students.
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