Bryn Mawr College has been dedicated to womens' empowerment since its founding in 1885. The partnership with the Women in Public Service Project speaks to Bryn Mawr's commitment to work for global women's advancement and to its particular support for achieving equal representation for women in public service positions, encouraging graduates to overcome barriers and create change. The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College is a two-week program for emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries organized by Bryn Mawr and co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr, the U.S. State Department, and the Wilson Center as part of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). This intensive, interactive institute reflects the overall goal of the WPSP: To build the efficacy and leadership capacity of women in all spheres of public service.
The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College: Peacebuilding and Development takes place from July 7-19 and will provide a forum for shared learning and dialog among emerging women leaders from countries that have recently experienced disruptive conflict, but have reached a state of at least tenuous peace and are rebuilding, understanding that the boundaries between conflict and peace are often fragile and fluid.