On December 13, 2012, Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva , former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and current head of "The Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” International Foundation, gave a lecture on women's leadership in times of political transitions. President Otunbayeva was joined by The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, and moderator and Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center, Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis.
In her lecture, President Otunbayeva discussed the challenges and successes that her native Kyrgyzstan has had after its political transition. The President cited a few key issues that she believes developing countries need to adress such as human resources; implementing early childhood education; creating anew court system; and making sure women are leaders in the process of state-building.
Watch the lecture here