Category Archives: Sophie Guerin

Posts by WIPA board member Sophie Guerin

Women & Revolution: What Does Media Coverage Mean for Eman al-Obeidy?

I had originally been intending to write about a NYTs article entitled After Rape Report in Libya, Woman Sees Benefit in Publicity.  This article details the plight of Eman al-Obeidy [or Iman al-Obeidi] and examines her experience through the lens … Continue reading

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Role Models: Mona Sutphen, former Obama deputy chief of staff for policy

When President Obama was first elected into office, I voraciously read every single piece of news I could get my hands on about his new staff, cabinet decisions and initial days in office.  During that period of frenzied research I read about … Continue reading

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Mentoring: Taking on the Upgrade Problem

Despite the fact that women make up the increasing majority of undergraduate college graduates the executive level glass ceiling remains firmly in place in many corporations.  In the video featured on WIPA’s coverage of the Harvard Kennedy WAPPP program it … Continue reading

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Women & Public Policy Program is Working Hard to Close the Gender Gap

I recently came across the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program website.  WAPPP is a dedicated program that works toward the advancement of women and encourages the full participation of women in policy making. One way that WAPPP does this is … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Suellen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Programs at UCSF

This week WIPA had the pleasure to interview Dr. Suellen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Programs at the UCSF Bixby Center for Global and Reproductive Health and Policy.  Dr. Miller is currently conducting a Randomized Cluster Trial of the Lifewrap, … Continue reading

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Can M.I.T. Imagine a World Without Gender Quotas?

Twelve years ago M.I.T. acknowledged that it had discriminated against women in ways that stymied equality between female and male colleagues on campus.  Since that time M.I.T. has worked hard to reverse this pattern. They have accomplished this through a series of steps and measures designed to promote … Continue reading

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Women & Revolution: Can Liberian Women Prevent Violence in the Ivory Coast?

It seems that our Women & Revolution series continues to remain at the forefront of international news these days.  While the revolutions in the Middle East have been dominating the news, the ongoing strife in the Ivory Cost has not … Continue reading

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Christine Lagarde Should be the Next Managing Director of the IMF

Last Wednesday, Christine Lagarde announced her candidacy for managing director of the International Monetary Fund. While I personally support Ms. Lagarde’s candidacy, I am pleased with the trajectory of the reaction in response. Clearly there a justified need for increased diversity in international financial institutions and Ms. Lagarde has my vote. Continue reading

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Rebecca Tisdale – Winner of the WIPA: Women and Public Policy Essay Contest

It is our pleasure to announce that Rebecca Tisdale is this year’s winner of the WIPA: Women & Public Policy Essay Contest.  Rebecca’s essay focused on raising the status and worth of girls through policies that increase the health and education levels … Continue reading

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WIPA: Women & Public Policy Essay Contest – deadline has passed

Thank you to everyone who submitted opinion pieces to the WIPA: Women & Public Policy Essay Contest.  We have sent confirmation emails to each person who submitted an essay and we will let you know the results of your submission … Continue reading

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