Nadereh Chamlou to speak at Storrs on Tuesday

Tuesday, April 29, 3:30, BPB (Bio Physics Building) 130:

“The myth and reality of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa Region.”  Lecture by Nadereh Chamlou.

Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs (OIA), the Women’s Studies Program, and the Middle East Studies Group

About the Speaker:

Nadereh Chamlou is Senior Advisor at the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region.  In this capacity she also leads the Region’s gender agenda and advises on the Bank’s policy and advisory work.  In her 27 years with the World Bank, she has worked in technical and managerial positions across the World Bank Group in such areas as economic management, private sector development, financial sector development, oil & gas, telecom, power, infrastructure, environment, corporate governance, and the knowledge economy.  In addition to the Middle East and North Africa, her country experience extends to Mexico, former Yugoslavia, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Papua New Guinea.  She co-authored a World Bank flagship report on “Corporate Governance:  A Framework for Implementation”; was the principal author of”  “Gender and Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region – Women in the Public Sphere”; and “The Environment for Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa Region.”  She is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and holds a Masters Degree in Economics.

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