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The Irene Tinker Lecture Series on Women and Development

Candace Gibson
Program Coordinator
(202) 885-1657

The Irene Tinker Lecture Series, sponsored by the American University International Development Program and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), is dedicated to Irene Tinker, distinguished scholar and author. This lecture series honors Tinker’s lifelong contributions to the field of women in international development, including her role in founding ICRW. Each year, the lecture series features an eminent scholar-activist doing groundbreaking work on emerging issues affecting the lives and well-being of women and men throughout the developing world.

Speakers have included:

2013: Natalie Hahn, President and Founder of the Malaika Foundation 

2012: Caren Grown - Senior Gender Adviser, United States Agency for International Development

2011: Mahnaz Afkhami - President, Women's Learning Partnership

2010: Lourdes Arizpe - Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico

2009: Martha Chen - Lecturer, Harvard University

2008: Diane Elson - Professor, University of Essex

2007: Soukeina Bouraoui - Executive Director, Center of Asian Women for Training and Research

2006: Amartya Sen - University Professor, Harvard University

2005: Mary Robinson - former President of Ireland

2004: Gita Sen - Professor, Indian Institute of Management

2003: Irene Tinker - Professor Emerita, University of California-Berkeley

Skills Institutes

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Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques

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Tinker-Walker Fellowships

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Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.

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