Call for Applications, Women in Public Service Institute, Bryn Mawr College, Peacebuilding and Development, US (open to women leaders worldwide)

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The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College:  Peacebuliding and Development takes place July 7-19, 2013.  Through a competitive application process, up to 60 emerging women leaders from around the world will join together for an intensive, interactive Institute.

Who is eligible to apply to the Institute?

Participation at the Bryn Mawr Institute is open to emerging women leaders who are already serving in different fields of public service and/or political or elected office, and those who are currently in the NGO sector and aspire to roles in government.

Early to mid-career women who are nationals of a post-conflict or transitional country are welcome to apply.  Applicants must be fluent in English.

Special Iftar and Suhur arrangements will be available to our delegates who observe the Ramadan fast.


DEADLINE February 1, 2013



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Travel, accomodation in Bryn Mawr College residence halls, and meals for the duration of the Institute will be covered by the Institute organizers.  Participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa.  The Institute will assist with the visa process by providing required letters.

Institute Program Planning Committee

The Institute Program Planning Committee relies on the participation of faculty, administrators, and alumnae of Bryn Mawr College who contribute expertise on the issue areas of the Institute, both as scholars and practitioners.  Committee members are:

Michael Allen, Professor of Political Science

Jessica Berns, Institute Director, (Chair)

Cynthia Bisman, Professor of Social Work and Co-Director of International Studies

Vanessa Christman, Assistant Dean and Director of Leadership and Community Development, The Pensby Center

Marissa Golden, Associate Professor of Political Science on the Joan Coward Chair of Political Economy

Ruth Lindeborg, Secretary of the College, President's Office

Susan Buck Sutton, Senior Advisor for Internationalization, President's Office

Mary Osirim, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Sociology

Kanni Wignaraja '88, United Nations Resident Coordinator and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Zambia

Where is Bryn Mawr College?

The College is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a lively small town (pop. 9,000) on Philadelphia's Main Line, a region known for rolling hills, majestic estates, and a remarkable collection of colleges and universities.  Bryn Mawr is 20 minutes by commuter train to Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States.

Philadelphia, in the Northeast U.S., is just two hours away form Washington, DC and New York City, by bus or train.

About Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College is a vibrant, diverse community dedicated to the highest academic standards, women's empowerment, and preparing students for leadership roles in a global environment.  Founded in 1885, Bryn Mawr was the first women's college to offer its students the ability to earn a Ph.D.  The College's commitment to academic excellence continues today, as evidenced by its top ten standing among all colleges and universities in the percentage of students who go on to receive a doctorate after earning a Bryn Mawr undergraduate degree.  Bryn Mawr is comprised of an undergraduate college with 1,300 women from across the United States and around the world, two coeducational graduate schools, and a coeducational postbaccalaureate premedical proram.  Students at Bryn Mawr may take classes at nearby Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, as well as the University of Pennsylvania.

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