Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Adebanjo from Fisk’s Department of History and Political Science has been awarded a prestigious Mellon Foundation Fellowship to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria later this month.
The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern.
The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
This session in which Dr. Adebanjo will be participating is entitled Women and Economic Growth: Making Investments Count for the Future. The session is designed to develop a strategic plan of action to move forward to utilize a full variety of power levers and create faster and more lasting change which assures that women’s voices, ideas, experiences and talents are fully a part of their societies.
The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent, non-governmental organization with a Board of Directors drawn from diverse regions, backgrounds and fields of expertise. It seeks in its faculty, fellows and staff people of the highest intellectual and leadership capacity from around the world and from all sectors of society, and attempts to benefit from their breadth of experience and perspective across the full range of its work.