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Visiting Global Associates Program
Established in 2002 with an endowment gift to the Institute for Women's Leadership from the Ford Foundation, the Visiting Global Associates Program supports opportunities for scholars and activists from around the world to visit Rutgers to work with the Center for Women's Global Leadership and the Institute for Women’s Leadership consortium members. The purpose of the Visiting Global Associates Program is to provide scholars and activists opportunities both to explore new areas of interest to them and to share their experience and wisdom with Rutgers faculty, staff and students. Visiting Global Associates may be in residence from two to six months to participate in leadership programs, curriculum development, and research initiatives on campus. Previous Visiting Global Associates have included:

  • Dr. Fathieh Saudi, Jordanian pediatrician and women's human rights advocate;
  • Sunila Abeysekera, Executive Director, INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka;
  • Dr. Bene E. Madunagu, Professor of Botany, University of Calabar, Nigeria and General Coordinator for Development Alternatives with Women For A New Era (DAWN);
  • Wanda Nowicka, President, Federation for Women and Family Planning, Warsaw, Poland;
  • Mary Jane Real, Coordinator, International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders, Manila, Phillipines.
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