Athena CenterfellowshipsBarnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies has announced its inaugural class of Athena Distinguished Fellows. This new program recognizes leaders from the most senior levels of the public and private sector, who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women leaders in the United States and worldwide.
economyelectionsRajiv SethiA paper co-authored by Prof. Rajiv Sethi is receiving national media attention. The study, titled Trading Strategies and Market Microstructure: Evidence from a Prediction Market, examined how one "mystery trader" lost between $4 million and $7 million betting on a Mitt Romney victory in the 2012 Presidential Election. An
globalgovernmentleadershipWomen in Public Service ProjectSeveral United Nations representatives, former heads of state, and other global leaders joined 11 student delegates from across the country for a day-long discussion of how to grow the ranks of women in government leadership positions worldwide. The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) conference, held
activismgovernmentMona El GhobashyIn The Nation, political science professor Mona El-Ghobashy comments on Tamarod, a grassroots initiative that played a key role in the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. An excerpt: Tamarod (Arabic for “rebel”), a grassroots initiative - See more at: http://www.thenation.com/article/176445/what-happened-egypts-liberals-af... the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. An
activismAfricana StudiesAthena CenterBCRWgenderBarnard College is pleased to announce Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee as its inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice. During the upcoming year, Gbowee, who spoke at Barnard’s 2013 Commencement ceremony in May, will also serve as a Barnard Center for Research on Women Transnational
Africana StudiesBarnard Collegeliberal artsBarnard announced this week that the College is elevating its popular Africana Studies Program to a full academic department, a move that comes just months after Africana studies celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since 1992, the program, which focuses on the multidisciplinary study of Africa and the Black
During NBC News’ Education Nation student town hall, Barnard sophomore Tiffany Kontoyiannis participated in a panel discussion about safety in schools, moderated by MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry. Kontoyiannis, an anti-bullying advocate, wrote and directed a play about bullying called The Cycle. Watch Kontoyiannis in two segments:
On TheStreet.com, economics professor David Weiman is quoted in an article about Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy to the public. An expert: "Call it a gift of Fedgab, because Janet Yellen has it. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was known for his
culturehistoryHana WorthenHana Worthen, Assistant Professor of theatre and performance studies, recently co-edited an anthology of essays, Finland's Holocaust: Silences of History, published by Palgrave Macmillan. This collection—addressing cultural history, folklore, the arts, and sports, as well as military and national history—examines how modern Finnish memory and the writing of history
activismleadershipstudentWatch Emily-Anne Rigal ’16 on NBC's Today Show discussing WeStopHate, an organization she founded to help other bullied teens. For her anti-bullying work, Rigal was recently selected as a Peace First Fellow a national award recognizing leading youth peacemakers who are focused on creating peaceful schools and communities.
philanthropyOn October 23, Barnard College joined other schools across the Columbia University community for Giving Day 2013, a 24-hour online effort to rally the support of alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and friends here and around the world. Barnard’s extended community gave more than 950 gifts and raised $239,991 for the
study abroadculturediversityglobalDuring the week of November 11 - 15, Barnard’s Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week with a variety of on-campus events, including a film screening that will highlight global women’s leadership, an information session on international career opportunities, and a reading and discussion with Zadie Smith.
Athena Centerpower talkspresidentcommunity On November 2, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies hosted the second annual TEDxBarnardCollege. The event featured seven inspiring TED Talk presentations, each telling a story of perseverance and resilience in keeping with the event’s theme, “Rethinking Failure.” The speaker line-up included Barnard President Debora Spar; Jovanka Ciares,
filmfacultyeducationhistorymediarace and ethnicitycivil rightssocial justiceLee Anne BellProf. Lee Anne Bell, the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard, is the recipient of the 2013 Multicultural Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education’s (NAME), for her documentary film, 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? 40 Years Later explores
economicseconomyemploymentworkgovernmentDavid WeimanOn Marketplace.org, economics professor David Weiman participates in a radio story about Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen’s recent confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. On the topic of economic inequality, Prof. Weiman explains Yellen is “concerned about it, but it’s not a matter that the