Melanne Verveer, the first ever U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will continue her advocacy for women’s political and economic empowerment in a new role at Georgetown University.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, where Verveer will serve as executive director, focuses on women’s participation in ending conflicts and dealing with state failure and humanitarian disaster.
“Political and economic realities are intertwined,” Verveer said in her keynote address at CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers for Women conference in 2011. “Progress in one dimension reinforces progress in the other. These are the two principal elements of empowerment.”
CIPE congratulates Verveer on her new appointment and for her continuing efforts in advancing women’s economic and political participation around the world.