Special Programs

Sheryl WuDunn and Layli Maparyam on stage at WellesleyPeriodically, the Albright Institute hosts one-time events with visiting leaders, scholars, and thinkers.

Here are some past events held on campus.

September 11, 2012
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

The Kenner Lecture by author Shery WuDunn, with Q&A moderated by Layli Maparyam, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women. (picture)

The Kenner Lecture, Associated with the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global affairs Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn, Author
Tuesday, September 11, 4:15 PM
Diana Chapman Walsh alumnae Hall

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She has special expertise in Asia, entrepreneurship, global women’s issues, and philanthropy. WuDunn is also co-author of three best-selling books, the most recent of which—written with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof—is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that women hold up half the sky. This book— featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report, and other network television shows— asserts that the global struggle for women’s equality has become “the paramount moral challenge of our era.” Sponsored by an endowed fund established by Hyunja Laskin Kenner, Class of 1988, and Jeffrey Kenner.

- See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/news/wellesley_news/node/29021#sthash.APCTApRh....

The Kenner Lecture, Associated with the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global affairs Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn, Author
Tuesday, September 11, 4:15 PM
Diana Chapman Walsh alumnae Hall

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She has special expertise in Asia, entrepreneurship, global women’s issues, and philanthropy. WuDunn is also co-author of three best-selling books, the most recent of which—written with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof—is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that women hold up half the sky. This book— featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report, and other network television shows— asserts that the global struggle for women’s equality has become “the paramount moral challenge of our era.” Sponsored by an endowed fund established by Hyunja Laskin Kenner, Class of 1988, and Jeffrey Kenner.

- See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/news/wellesley_news/node/29021#sthash.APCTApRh....

The Kenner Lecture, Associated with the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global affairs Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn, Author
Tuesday, September 11, 4:15 PM
Diana Chapman Walsh alumnae Hall

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She has special expertise in Asia, entrepreneurship, global women’s issues, and philanthropy. WuDunn is also co-author of three best-selling books, the most recent of which—written with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof—is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that women hold up half the sky. This book— featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report, and other network television shows— asserts that the global struggle for women’s equality has become “the paramount moral challenge of our era.” Sponsored by an endowed fund established by Hyunja Laskin Kenner, Class of 1988, and Jeffrey Kenner.

- See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/news/wellesley_news/node/29021#sthash.APCTApRh....

April 11, 2011
Revolt and Repression in the Middle East
Madeleine Korbel Albright '59, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Nicholas Burns, Professor of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Moderator: Roxanne Euben, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College

April 5, 2011
Practicing Law in Shariah Courts
Inaugural Kenner Lecture by Hauwa Ibrahim, visiting lecturer/researcher at Harvard Divinity School