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Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and Simmons College are proud to co-host “Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development,” a two-week Institute of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). The Institute will bring together emerging women leaders, primarily from Asia, who are working to rebuild their communities and promote sustainable economic livelihoods following political violence and human rights violations. This intensive program, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is scheduled for May 25–June 6, 2014. Fifty delegates have been invited to participate.

The Institute will create an interactive and participatory forum in which delegates will acquire new knowledge, engage in training and expand their networks. Together, Institute hosts and delegates will explore political, economic, social and cultural approaches to recovering from violence, safeguarding human rights and building more peaceful and inclusive societies.

The Women in Public Service Project

The WPSP is committed to building the efficacy and leadership capacity of women worldwide with the goal of achieving 50 percent representation of women in all spheres of public service by 2050 (“50 × 50”).

Institute Program Planning Committees

The Institute relies on the participation of faculty and staff who all contribute their expertise and efforts to creating a successful event. Click to see a list of committee members.

For More Information

Please direct questions to wpsp.postconflict@gmail.com.