ICRW to Host the 11th Annual Irene Tinker Lecture on October 25th

Article Date

23 October 2013

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Anne McPherson

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Dr. Natalie Hahn’s career has spanned countries, decades and international organizations, but there is one thing that remained constant in her life: a belief that improving the lives of women and girls was essential to global development efforts. In honor of Dr. Hahn’s groundbreaking vision and invaluable contributions to the field, her life work is the focus of the 11th Annual Irene Tinker Lecture on October 25 at ICRW’s Washington, DC headquarters. 
Co-sponsored by ICRW and the American University International Development Program, the lecture series was launched in 2002 by Dr. Tinker, a founding Board president of ICRW and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley’s Women’s Studies department. She also served as a US delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 1973, was founding president of the Equity Policy Center and was a co-founder of the Wellesley Center for Research on Women. 
Each year, the lecture features an eminent scholar-activist doing groundbreaking work on emerging issues affecting the lives and wellbeing of women and men throughout the developing world. This year, Dr. Hahn will share lessons learned over the course of four decades working in international development – as well as imparting wisdom about the ways in which those lessons can be applied to foster effective local and community development.  
With expertise in agriculture and a passion for education, Dr. Hahn has taught women in developing countries new farming techniques in order to improve crop yields. As the  first female scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, as the former Director of UNICEF’s Program Funding Office, and even as an Honorary Chief in Nigeria and Malawi, Dr. Hahn has continually touched lives and helped to empower the powerless wherever she has worked. Throughout her career, she has shown women the power of entrepreneurship, improved water facilities and organized multiple conferences addressing development, health and women’s economic empowerment.    
Dr. Hahn currently is the President and Founder of the Malaika Foundation, whose primary focus is global education and whose base is in her home state of Nebraska 
For more information about the Lecture and to register for this free event, visit: https://tinkerlecture.eventbrite.com/