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Wellesley College proudly unveils the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. The Albright Institute educates women to fulfill leadership positions, strengthen the role of women in international relations, and inform policy discussions and academic thought in global affairs. Integrating the academic resources of Wellesley and the research capabilities of the Wellesley Centers for Women with the insights of global thought leaders, the Albright Institute will enhance the academic community of Wellesley, and students will take this knowledge into the world.

The lectures below from Wellesley faculty and prominent alumnae provide insight into various global policy issues.

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Wellesley College proudly unveils the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. The Albright Institute educates women to fulfill leadership positions, strengthen the role of women in international relations, and inform policy discussions and academic thought in global affairs. Integrating the academic resources of Wellesley and the research capabilities of the Wellesley Centers for Women with the insights of global thought leaders, the Albright Institute will enhance the academic community of Wellesley, and students will take this knowledge into the world.

The lectures below from Wellesley faculty and prominent alumnae provide insight into various global policy issues.

    In The Balance: Setting A Course to Restore Democratic Principles

    In The Balance: Setting A Course to Restore Democratic Principles

    Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), Wendy Sherman, Senior Counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, and Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College, discuss democratic principles in the current political landscape in light of their remarkable and diverse careers. They answered questions from Fellows and from listeners online.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Radical Innovations In Global Health

    Radical Innovations In Global Health

    Emmanuel Kamanzi, Director of Campus Development at the University of Global Health Equity, and Ophelia Dahl ‘94, Founder and Board Chair of Partners In Health, discussed the development of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda and its implications on radical changes to health care globally.

    • 45 min
    Prometheus: Mythic Strategies for Negotiating the Power of Technology

    Prometheus: Mythic Strategies for Negotiating the Power of Technology

    Carol Dougherty, the Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature and a professor of classical studies at Wellesley College, explores the intersection between technological advancement and the morals of the story of Prometheus.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How The World Sees America In The Age Of Trump

    How The World Sees America In The Age Of Trump

    Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center, shared global polling data depicting attitudes toward the United States and explained the implications of recent trends.

    • 57 min
    Why Facts And Science Don't Always Change Peoples Minds

    Why Facts And Science Don't Always Change Peoples Minds

    Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government at Dartmouth University, discussed the implications of facts and science in today’s society and why such seemingly reliable concepts can fail to change people’s minds in conversation and debate.

    • 35 min
    Technological Disruption And The Future Of Work

    Technological Disruption And The Future Of Work

    Dan Sichel, a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, talks about the emerging fear of technological advancements replacing humans in the workforce and how it will shape the next generation of workers.

    • 45 min

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