International Symposium on Education and Gender Equality

Education and Gender Equality Symposium - REGISTER now!

Friday and Saturday, October 20th - 21st - Wellesley College

The Suzy Newhouse Center is delighted to announce a two-day (October 20-21, 2017) international symposium on Education and Gender Equality, organized in close partnership with the French Consulate of Boston and Sciences Po, Paris. A wide range of intellectuals, scholars, artists, activists, and others from business and government, coming from across the globe, will share their experiences regarding the challenge of gender equality in their respective fields of work and service. 
Our aim in bringing together this diverse, international group is to provide an opportunity for collective thought in order to offer solutions and allow for the sharing of good practices to further gender equality across disciplines and contexts. The symposium will offer various occasions for the audience to mingle with one another and interact with speakers. The Newhouse Center has integrated some of its programming with the symposium in order to bring a dazzling range of intellectuals to campus. Angela Davis, activist, professor, and writer, for example, is part of the symposium and also in our Distinguished Thinkers Program. Indian filmmaker, Mira Nair, will present a film and take questions in our Jordan lecture series (see below). Other speakers, such as Prudence Carter, and Anne Balsamo, who feature in the Newhouse program are on symposium panels as well (see below). Click here to browse through bios of the participants, including those of former French Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, Senegalese activist and artist, Fifii Tamsir Cochery, Tunisian physicist, Zohra Ben Lakhdar, Boston-based writer and education activist, Colin Stokes, State Representative, Alice Peisch, Alice Albright, from Global Partnership for Education, and many others who feature on the program
Our Sponsors
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The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs







Foreign Trade Advisors of France (CCEF)

Selected for their competence and experience abroad, the “Foreign Trade Advisors of France” (CCEF) organization is an exemplary network of 4000 business leaders and international experts, with over 1500 members living in France and 2800 located in 146 countries around the world. Specialists in international affairs, the CCEFs support the development of the French economic presence in the world through 4 missions:

  • Advice to French public authorities
  • Promotion of the attractiveness of France
  • Business support and mentoring
  • Tutoring and raising students and young professionals’ awareness of international business

The Boston-based New England Foreign Trade Advisors group support French companies whole through New England and each of its members have:

  • More than 10 years of international experience,
  • a thorough knowledge of the business world, from start-ups to very large multinational organizations
  • Sector expertise specific to our region, in particular in biotechnology, information technology, electronic communications, all complemented by financial services.

This group aims to share its knowledge of this very dynamic region of the United States, located in the heart of a prestigious university region and support a wide range of volunteer activities and participate in various economic advisory bodies, usually in partnership with the main institutional actors (Economic Councils of Embassies, Regional Economic Services, Business France, IFA, French Chambers of Commerce, etc…).




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Campus France

Campus France Agency was created by law on the July 27th, 2010. It is a public institution (EPIC) in charge of promoting higher education and managing the reception and international mobility of students, researchers, experts and guests. A decree from December 30th, 2011 indicates the agency’s terms of action.

The institution resulted from the merger of the public interest group CampusFrance and the association Égide and is under the supervision of the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The higher education and research institutions contribute to the policy guidelines of the agency through the “Campus France Forum”.
Campus France will engage again in its activities with the CNOUS starting from September 1st, 2012.

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