The blog of the Albright Institute Faculty Scholar Initiative brings together the Wellesley students, faculty, alumnae and staff to foster the next generation of citizens who use intellectual methods to influence public life.
Panelists George Papaconstantinou, Ph.D., Chairman, GSP Advisory; Greek Finance Minister (2009-2011), Ioana Petrescu '03, Ph.D., International Consultant, Romanian Finance Minister (2014) and Akila Weerapana, Associate Professor of Economics, Wellesley College shared their insights into the past, present and future of the euro currency.
Jennifer Leaning, Ph.D., Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health shared with Fellows information regarding the factors fueling the global refugee crisis, as well as the scale of the crisis, with a particular emphasis on the case of Syria.
Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, NPR News, shared her experiences reporting on the refugee crisis and discussed why sharing personal experiences is important to changing minds and inspiring people to take action.
Keynote Speaker Dame Amelia Fawcett ‘78, Deputy Chairman, Investment AB Kinnevik Stockholm/Chairman Hedge Fund Standards Board, London shares her thoughts on Brexit, the U.S. presidential election and the role and responsibility of journalism in the current environment.