Monday, October 22, 4:00 PM: Keynote Address by the Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, as part of Global Health Day at International House Assembly Hall.

More details here.

“President Barack Obama appointed Melanne Verveer as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues in 2009, and in her capacity as director of the Department of State’s new office on Global Women’s Issues, Ambassador Verveer coordinates foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women around the world. She mobilizes concrete support for women’s rights and political and economic empowerment through initiatives and programs designed to increase women’s and girls’ access to education and health care, to combat violence against women and girls in all its forms, and to ensure that women’s rights are fully integrated with human rights in the development of U.S. foreign policy.”