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Translation, Eventfulness & the Political
Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
James Room, Barnard Hall (Friday) & Columbia Maison Française (Saturday)

An international conference, “Crossing Worlds: Translation, Eventfulness, and the Political,” jointly organized by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.

TEDxWomen is a TEDx event organized by the Paley Center for Media
Saturday, December 1, 2012
10 AM
Athena Center for Leadership Studies

TEDxWomen is a TEDx event organized by the Paley Center for Media that focuses on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxWomen, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxBarnardCollegeWomen and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe between November 30th and December 1st that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxWomen.

The Athena Center for Leadership Studies is proud to host a diverse and talented line up of speakers who will share their stories, exemplifying what we believe to be the 10 key tenets of leadership. 

Up to date details about venue, event start and end times as well as our speaker line up will be posted soon, so check the event website or sign up to be on the Athena Center’s mailing list!


Athena Center Partner
May 28th & 29th, 2012
Mexico City, Mexico

The Athena Center is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 G(irls) 20 Summit in Mexico City, Mexico.

Barnard Global Symposium
Friday, March 16, 2012
Mumbai, India

Barnard College held its fourth symposium, Women Changing India, in Mumbai on March 16, 2012 at the Trident, Nariman Point. As the world’s largest democracy and free-market economy and a vibrant global center of arts, India proved an ideal place for discussions on women's leadership and education related to social activism, entrepreneurship, and the arts.  Over 400 people attended the day-long event, including women from all over India as well as Barnard students, alumnae and faculty. Speakers included Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse in India; Kiran Bedi, reformer and India's first woman police officer; Shaheen Mistri, Founder, Teach for India;Mirai Chatterjee, Director of Social Security at SEWA; Gita Sen, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; Brinda Somaya, architect and conservationist; Zia Mody, corporate lawyer and businesswoman; Farah Khan, film director and choreographer; Mallika Kapur, CNN's International Correspondent; Nandita Das, actress and activist; Shaina NC, fashion designer and politician; and Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch of Soda, among others.

Next March, Barnard's Global Symposia Series continues in Brazil.  

November 4th and 5th, 2011
Barnard College Campus

Welcome to the inaugural Baraza: Young African Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted at Barnard College,
Columbia University and sponsored by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies.

Baraza, a Swahili word for “meeting”, aims to bring together passionate female African students and connect
them with exceptional leaders from across Africa. It is an opportunity for these young women to brainstorm
ideas for entrepreneurial projects aimed at improving education, the environment, and women’s health, as well as increasing the participation of young women in business and politics throughout the continent. This Baraza will
also honor exceptional students who have contributed to bringing positive change to Africa.