Diana Putman

U.S. Army War College; Director, Office of Economic Opportunities with U.S. Aid for International Development

Engendering Development: Experience from the Field

Friday, March 28, 2008 – Lunch Discussion
The Clarke Forum – Reservations required

Contact clarke@dickinson.edu

Development practitioners have explored a range of approaches to ensure that both women and men benefit from development projects. This talk will describe approaches in Africa and the Middle East that have enabled women to progress economically and consequently gain more social and political power. It also cautions against assuming that power is only in the public domain and will discuss similarities between Moslem and Japanese cultures where female power is less overt but nonetheless influential in society.