Chatham University

Hollander Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring Vivian Derryck

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Beckwith Auditorium, Buhl Hall

Cost: Free and open to the public

Vivian Lowery Derryck is the founder and president emerita of The Bridges Institute, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening African governance and democracy. Earlier in her career she taught at New York City Technical College and the University of Liberia. Working in and out of government in more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, Derryck also served a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of State, the Assistant Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), president of the African-American Institute, executive vice president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and vice president of the National Democratic Institute.

A graduate of Chatham College (BA), with a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from Harvard University, Derryck is a veteran foreign affairs specialist with a particular focus on strengthening democracy, education and women’s equity in Africa. Her work and writing have been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including selection as a Purpose Prize Fellow, the African Union’s African Women of Excellence Award, Guggenheim Humanitarian Award, NCNW Martin Luther King Service Award, UNICEF Achievement Award, and an honorary doctorate from Chatham University.

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Fee : Free and open to the public

Event Contact Information

Melody Harris
(412) 365-1578