Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Women Leaders in International Relations. Comparing UE and U.S. Experiences

Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, 8 - 12 July 2013

30 women leaders involved in international relations found their inspiration and improved their capacity to successfully lead, communicate, negotiate and build trust, as a woman, in a international and too often male dominated environment 

In July 2013, the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the National School of Public Administration (SSPA) joined forces with Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) and Women's Campaign International for a week-long training program. The project benefitted from the financial support of the European Commission, Verona Fiere VinItaly and the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES). 

What are the  specific features that characterize women  leadership  in international relations? Do women really  make  the difference when they are at the helm of foreign policy? What are the  specific difficulties  that  women  leaders  have  to  face in negotiating internationally and making their way through in international relations?

On December 15, 2011, former U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton   announced the historic launch of the Women in Public Service   Project (WPSP) in partnership with the Seven Sisters Colleges   (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and Wellesley  Colleges) and the State Department. The WPSP is now house at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has grown to include Mills, Mount St. Mary’s, Scripps, City College of New York and other colleges  and universities around the world. 

For the first time, a Women in Public Service Project (WPSP)  affiliate program focused on Women Leadership in International Relations. "Women Leaders in International Relations: Comparing EU and U.S. Experiences" took place in Brussels, in July 2013. A new edition will take place in the summer 2014 in Italy.