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Is Women's Economic Power a "Magic Potion" for Well-being & Prosperity?

Introductory Remarks by President Teresa A. Sullivan


April 18, 2011, 1-4:30 with a reception to follow
Rouss-Robertson Hall, Room 123 (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM ROOM 221), University of Virginia
Reception to Follow, 3:55-6:30 in the Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII, West Lawn
Free and Open to the Public

1:00 – 1:10 Welcome & Introduction
Rae Lesser Blumberg, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, U.Va.


1:10 – 1:30 Remarks by U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan


1:30 – 2:00 "Women's Employment & Activism in the Middle East &
North Africa: What Prospects in a Time of Transformation?"
Valentine Moghadam, Director of Women's Studies and Professor of Sociology, Purdue University
Former Chief of Gender Equality and Development Unit, UNESCO/Paris
Audience Questions


2:00 – 2:30 "Women's Economic Empowerment in Thailand:
Necessary but Insufficient for Gender Equality?"
Juree Vichit-Vadakan, Chairperson, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
Chairperson, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society
Audience Questions


2:30 – 2:45 Coffee Break


2:45 – 3:15 "The Two Faces of Eve: Women's Economic Empowerment vs.
Disempowerment & the Wealth & Well-being of Nations"
Rae Lesser Blumberg, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, U.Va.
Audience Questions


3:15-3:45 "The Gender Gap in Assets:
What We Know & What We Need to Know"
Caren Grown, Senior Gender Advisor, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
Professor of Economics, American University
Audience Questions


3:45 – 3:55 Moderator's Remarks
Majida Bargach, Associate Director, U.Va. Center for International Studies
Lecturer, U.Va. Department of French Language & Literature
Director, U.Va. in Morocco Study Abroad Program


3:55 – 4:30 Open Discussion


4:30 – 6:30 Reception
The Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII, West Lawn