Great event this past week at University at Albany:  

The Discussion of the International Perspectives on:

The Role of Women during Periods of Political Change 


In light of the recent Russian/Ukrainian conflict in Crimea, the Fellows are hosting a panel discussion on the role of women in influencing international and domestic societal change during periods of political transformation.

Although developed in response to the situation in Crimea, the panel discussion feature speakers on this topic as it relates to Africa, the United States, and the countries involved in the Arab Spring Uprisings.

The event and dinner reception was held at Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm, at the Rockefeller College, University at Albany Downtown Campus, Milne 200.  To learn more about this insightful event, speak with one of the many U Albany Policy Fellows who organized this event and fundraiser. 

The following speakers and experts were present:

Dean Penelope Andrews, Albany Law School. Author of “From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights.”

Dr. Iris Berger, University at Albany

Vincent O’Leary, Professor of History

Connie Frisbee Houde, Global Photojournalist and active member in Women Against War

James Ketterer, Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Studies. Director of International Academic Initiatives at the Center for Civic Engagement. Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Liberal Education.

Dr. Nadieszda Kizenko, University at Albany. Professor of Russian History and Culture,