Agenda

(Last updated: April 9, 2019)

Friday - April 12, 2019

Happy Hour
Location: Bell Hall

Reception supported by David Yurman

06:00-07:00pm


Film Screening: This Changes Everything

07:00-08:30pm


Panel Discussion

Introduction: Frances Tan, MPP Student at HKS

  • Director Tom Donahue, Producer IIan Arboleda, Executive Producer Ku-Ling Yurman,

    and Director/Activist Maria Giese

  • Moderator: Cecily Tyler, Research Fellow, Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation

In the follow-up to his documentary Casting By, Tom Donahue explores the insidious and systemic sexism in Hollywood through the voices of marquee celebrities, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the #TimesUp movement.

08:30-09:00pm


Saturday - April 13, 2019

07:30-08:30am

Registration + coffee


08:45-09:00am

Opening remarks by Conference Co-Chairs and Faculty Advisor


09:00-10:00am

Keynote Opening Remarks

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International

Introduction: Anne Thibault, Conference Co-Chair

Opening keynote by a leading women’s rights activist and pioneer in international development to reflect on achieving gender equality and ending discrimination against women. Ms. Byanyima will bust some big myths about the global economy and expose the hidden and visible barriers that discriminate against women and girls - especially those who live in poverty - and deny them opportunities. Echoing women worldwide who are leaders on the front-lines of change, Ms. Byanyima will show how we can build a fairer, more feminist, human economy.


10:10-11:25am

Panels:

  • Crashing Through Political Glass Ceilings (Rubenstein 304)

  • Young Female Leadership: The Next Generation’s Journey to Power (Wexner 330)

  • The Future of Women in the Republican Party (Wexner 436)

  • Women’s Empowerment Through Sexuality (Wexner 332)


morning break

11:25-11:35am


11:35-12:50pm

Panels:

  • (Re)Defining Feminism for the 21st Century (Rubenstein 304)

  • Gender-Based Violence on University Campuses (Wexner 330)

  • New Political Narratives (Wexner 332)


Workshops: (1.5 hours)

  • Negotiation (Rubenstein 306)

    • Monica Giannone, Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project

  • The Arts of Communication (Wexner 436)

    • Allison Shapira, Harvard Kennedy School Communications Program

11:35-1:05pm


12:50-01:30pm

Birds of Feather Roundtable Lunch

Birds of a Feather Gatherings, also known as idea exchanges or networking tables, are small and informal discussion-based gatherings, aimed at building networks and exploring ideas. Facilitators will moderate roundtable discussions for all participations with questions or ideas to spark discussion around a particular topic area.


01:30-02:30pm

Keynote Fireside Chat: “How Do We Make Gender Equality Happen?”
Location: Harvard Kennedy School Foyer (1st Floor of Littauer)

  • Iris Bohnet, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and Co-Director, Women and Public Policy Program

  • Nancy Gibbs, visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


02:30-02:45pm

coffee break

Location: 1st Floor Littauer (Entrance)


02:45-04:00pm

Panels:

  • Agents for Change: Debiasing Classrooms to Bridge Gender Gaps at Harvard and Beyond (Wexner 330)

  • Women Shaping Foreign Policy (Rubenstein 304)

  • Gender Inclusion in International Development (Wexner 436)


02:45-05:25pm

Workshops: (2.5 hours)

  • Public Narrative (Rubenstein 306)

    • Tanvi Girotra, Public Narrative Coach

  • Allyship through Anti-Oppression (Wexner 332)

    • TBA


break

04:00-04:10pm


04:10-05:25pm

Panels:

  • Female Entrepreneurship and Gender-Lens Investing (Rubenstein 304)

  • Women in Technology and Gender Data Gaps (Wexner 436)

  • Gender and Changing Climate: Challenges and Opportunities (Wexner 330)


break

05:25-05:35pm


05:35-06:30pm

Keynote Closing Remarks: “Own Your Voice: Music as a Source of Personal Liberation”
First Floor Littauer

  • Madame Gandhi, Artist/Activist, Former drummer for M.I.A., Free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon, Forbes 2019 Music 30 Under 30


06:30-08:00pm

Performing Arts as Activism: Reception and Performances
Location: Wexner Commons (Winter Garden)

  • Diksha Bijlani, MPP Student at HKS

  • Tanya Gupta, CEO, Here There Everywhere introducing Artwork