Join The Aspen Institute in welcoming Madame Michelle Bachelet, the first Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, and Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the first female president of a post-Communist Eastern European country, as they discuss their experiences as the former presidents of Chile and Latvia and the role of investing in reproductive health, education, and economic empowerment. The evening will spotlight Dr. Vike-Freiberga’s belief in emphasizing the contribution of women in building stable societies, and Madame Bachelet’s vision in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world. Renowned democracy and governance expert and Vice President of the National Democratic Institute Shari Bryan will also join the panel to discuss the process – and impact – of empowering women to engage politically and economically. This event will be moderated by Elliot Gerson, Rhodes Scholar and Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs and International Partnerships at The Aspen Institute.
|Sunday, September 11, 2011||