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:
2003: Irene Tinker - Professor Emerita, University of California-Berkeley
2004: Gita Sen - Professor, Indian Institute of Management
2005: Mary Robinson - former President of Ireland
2006: Amartya Sen - University Professor, Harvard University
2007: Soukeina Bouraoui - Executive Director, Center of Asian Women for Training and Research
2008: Diane Elson - Professor, University of Essex
2009: Martha Chen - Lecturer, Harvard University
2010: Lourdes Arizpe - Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico
2011: Mahnaz Afkhami - President, Women's Learning Partnership
2012: Caren Grown - Senior Gender Adviser, United States Agency for International Development
2013: Natalie Hahn, President and Founder of the Malaika Foundation
Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques
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.