GS students chosen for PLEN Global Seminar
Two Global Studies majors, Nicole Eigbrett '14 and Asana Hamidu '15, have been selected to take part in an upcoming seminar sponsored by the Public Education Leadership Network (PLEN). The "Women & Policy in the Global Community" seminar, held from May 19-23 in Washington, DC, offers young women the chance to "hear from women leaders advocating for humanitarian issues, citizens’ rights, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world."
As noted on its website, PLEN is "the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C. Through introducing college women to role models, career paths, and skills trainings before they enter the workforce, PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process. Each year, PLEN brings hundreds of women students from colleges and universities across the country to Washington, D.C. They experience first-hand how public policy is shaped and implemented at the national level. They are better prepared to become the next generation of public policy decision makers. Students meet with and learn from female leaders making and influencing public policy at the highest levels in Congress, the courts, federal agencies, the private sector, policy research and advocacy organizations, and the media. These women leaders serve as teachers as well as mentors. Students and schools report this experience is invaluable."