Gender Equality Experts

Sandeep Bathala is a senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative.She leads the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences, focusing on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security issues as well as the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series.Prior to...
Beth Cunningham is the Deputy Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative. Prior to joining the Wilson Center in November 2013, she lived in Haiti, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan where she worked for the consulting firm DAI on USAID programs focused on strengthening local and national government institutions and civil society. She received her M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a B.A. fr...
 Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, the former and founding Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will be a Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center starting September 2015. She has had a rich and varied career. In her native Iran, she was a journalist, served as deputy secretary general of the Women's Organization of Iran, and was the deputy dir...
Associate Director for Research, National Council of La Raza
New School for Social Research.
executive director and vice president, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and eight on Homeland Security.  During her long public career, Harm...
President, Institute for Women's Policy Research
study director, Institute for Women's Policy Research
study director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

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