2014 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence
October 22-23, 2014
- Public lecture: Women's Leadership: Ending Wars and Building Peace
- Thursday Oct 23, 2014, 7 pm, Gamble Auditorium
- Mount Holyoke News article on Leymah Gbowee
- Liberian peace activist, social worker and women's rights advocate.
- 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate for leading a nonviolent movement that brought together Christian and Muslim women to play a pivotal role in ending Liberia's devastating, 14-year civil war in 2003.
- Madame Gbowee's story is told in the 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell and her 2011 memoir Mighty Be Our Powers.
- Co-founder of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A), 2006, a women-focused, women-led pan-African nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women's strategic participation and leadership in peace and security governance on the continent.
- Founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (2012).
- Member of the board of directors of the Nobel Women's Initiative and the Peacejam Foundation.
- Member of the African Women leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
- Fellow-in-Residence, Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Barnard College.
- M.A. in Conflict Transformation, Eastern Mennonite University.