Carol Hardy-Fanta, specialist and Director Emeritus at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, will visit Valparaíso and Santiago December 1-3 to share her experiences.
On December 1, Hardy-Fanta will hold meetings with researchers and teachers at the Universidad Playa Ancha in Valparaíso and will participate in a forum which will be held at the University of Valparaíso (Av. Errázuriz 2120). In this activity, Dr. Hardy-Fanta will talk about the role that universities play in increasing the participation of women in politics. The forum is being sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and organized by Universidad Valparaíso and Corporación Humanas.
Hardy-Fanta will also meet with teachers of the Universidad Central and Universidad Alberto Hurtado, and students from the Institute of Public Affairs of the Universidad de Chile.
Carol Hardy-Fanta received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Brandeis University’s Heller School, a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College and a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College. She is a nationally-recognized scholar on Latina/o politics and has published widely on the intersection of gender, race and ethnicity in politics and public policy. Her public policy focuses on benchmarking women’s economic and political progress.
For more than ten years, until 2012, Carol Hardy-Fanta served as Director of the Graduate Certificate Program and Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the online Graduate Program in Women’s Leadership in a Global Perspective. She speaks fluent Spanish and has served as a consultant on women’s leadership and political progress locally, nationally and internationally.