Mayra Buvinic, World Bank gender and social development expert, to speak at WWS Oct.15
Mayra Buvinic, Sector Director of the Gender and Development Group, Poverty Reduction Economic Management (PREM) Network, at the World Bank, will present a public talk titled "Equality for Women: Where Do We Stand" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Mayra Buvinic, a Chilean national and internationally respected expert on gender and social development, is the Bank's senior spokesperson on gender and development issues.
Before joining the Bank in 2005, she was Chief of the Social Development Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the IDB's Special Advisor on Violence Prevention.
Prior to working at the IDB, Buvinic was a founding member and President of the International Center for Research on Women (1978-2004). During 1990 and 1991, she was associated with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, as ICRW Senior Fellow.
Buvinic has published extensively in the areas of poverty and gender, employment promotion, small enterprise development, and reproductive health.
She is past member of various Nonprofit Boards, such as the International Irrigation Management Institute (Sri Lanka) and the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Nigeria).
Buvinic holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree both in social psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Gender and Policy Network. It is free and open to the public.