Women in Public Service Project to Be Housed at the Wilson Center in Washington

In 2011 the Women in Public Service Project was co-founded by five women’s colleges and the U.S. State Department. The goal of the initiative is to increase the percentage of women holding political leadership positions to 50 percent of the total worldwide by 2050. The project recently completed its first summer institute at Wellesley College (See WIAReport post.)

Now the project has announced that it has found a permanent home at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Rangita de Silvade Alwis was named director of Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center. She has been serving as the director of international human rights policy programs at the Wellesley Centers for Women. A graduate of Harvard Law School, de Silva de Alwis is an internationally known human rights attorney.

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