Identity and Equity

The AEA is Coming!

October 11, 2013

Come One, Come All!

Please join us at the Washington, DC offices of the Aspen Institute for a reception hosted by the Advocacy and Policy Change Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association.  Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and spirited conversation with fellow evaluators and colleagues in town for the AEA’s annual conference.  The Aspen Institute is only a short 10-minute walk south on Connecticut Avenue from the Washington Hilton Hotel.  Please RSVP here.  If you have any questions, contact Angbeen Saleem at or (202) 721-5592.  We hope to see you here!

Free AEA Conference Sessions

In case you didn’t know, Saturday afternoon sessions at the AEA will be free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity for advocates, evaluation enthusiasts, and others to attend the conference for free. Scheduled for Saturday are sessions tackling a diverse set of topics, such as “Reflections and Musings of Evaluation Directors” and “Hearing From Others on Evaluation: A Dialogue with Foundation Administrators.”  For more information or to RSVP, contact  Help spread the word!

Speaking Out for Women’s Education

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year old advocate who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for supporting women’s rights and access to education, made a special guest appearance on Tuesday on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  She left Stewart speechless (which is hard to do) when she explained her thoughts about the Taliban before the attempt on her life.  Yep, we had some tears in our eyes.  But we wonder: what impact will this publicity stateside have on the education of girls in Pakistan and US foreign policy in the region?