Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Global Ethics Program Director Addresses Education for Women and Children

Almaz Negash, director of the Global Leadership and Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, spoke on "Educating Women and Children: A Moral Imperative," at a July 26, 2006, presentation for Women Leaders for the World, a program of the Global Women's Leadership Network at Santa Clara University.

The nine-day session was designed for social entrepreneurs from business, government, not-for-profit, academia, and religion. In her presentation Negash told the audience that education helps reduce poverty and inequality and builds tolerance between diverse cultures. She offered a set of approaches that would reduce barriers to the education of all children, particularly girls.

Through her work at the Ethics Center, Negash is one of the organizers of the Women Leaders Intercultural Forum, a gathering of women leaders from around the world. The Forum aims to articulate common visions of human security, with special emphasis on issues that have the greatest impact on women's lives, such as economic opportunity, violence, culture, and migration. Negash will chair a session on economic empowerment at the Forum's launch event at Columbia University in New York, scheduled for Sept. 24-26, 2006.


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