Keynote Speaker: Lisa Ling


Since joining National Geographic’s Explorer as host in December 2002, Lisa Ling has covered war-torn Iraq, investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, and examined the complex issues surrounding China’s one-child policy. In the 2005 season of  Explorer, Ling investigated the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Israel’s occupied territories and the hidden and dangerous culture inside American prisons. Ling also serves as a special contributor for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which builds on Ling’s sense of adventure, taking her from India to the Congo. Prior to traveling the globe for Explorer, Ling was known for revealing her “view” of the world to millions of Americans as co-host of Barbara Walters’s hit daytime talk show, The View, where she shared no-holds-barred opinions on current events and everyday issues.

In celebration of the dedication of the Newcomb College Institute, the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women is pleased to join with the Institute to present Lisa Ling as the 2007 Adele Ramos Salzer Lecturer and keynote speaker.

Adele Ramos Salzer, NC ’40, a great and active friend of Newcomb College and the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, instituted this lecture series before her death. Her family perpetuates it in her memory as a celebration of her life and generous, inquisitive spirit. The Salzer lecture takes place on campus each Spring.

“Educating Women for a World in Crisis”

The Newcomb College Institute's 2007 Inaugural Summit was February 8-11, 2007 in the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University. Watch video from the event by clicking the names listed below.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Gender and Disaster
Maureen Fordham presents her speech Learning from Women for a World in Crises

Friday, February 9, 2007

Global Warming
Azadeh Tabazadeh presents her speech Causes and Effects of Climate Change in the 21st Century.
A question and answer session followed.

Women in Post Conflict Zones
Nancy Mock introduces the speakers.

Wenona Giles presents her speech The Gendered Globalization of Exile: From New Orleans to Afghanistan.

Jennifer Hyndman presents her speech Gendering Disasters: Loss, Survival and Change in Post-tsunami Sri Lanka.

Art and Social Change I
Kim Berman presents her speech Can Art Change Lives? Paper Prayers, an Example of an HIV/AIDS Action Project in South Africa.
A question and answer session followed.

A Roundtable Discussion
On the Move: Student Activists on Scholarship and Service

War, Peace and Activism
Andrea Buffa presents her speech Women and War: From the Leadership of Women in the US Peace Movement to the Impact of the War on Women in Iraq.

Erin Solaro
presents her speech The Women Soldier: American Servicewomen: Their Army, Our War.
A panel discussion followed.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Gender and the Environment
Irene Dankelman presents her speech Women Worldwide Countervail Environmental Crises.
A question and answer session followed.

A Panel Discussion
Art and Social Change II

Our Cities: Urban Crises/Teachers/Healers
A Panel Discussion in Five Parts
Holly Bendtsen
Shana Griffin
Cherice Harrison Nelson
Tracy Rubenstein
A question and answer session followed.

Using Your Education to Create Change
Carol BeBelle discusses her work with the Ashe Cultural Arts Center.

Citzens for 1 Greater New Orleans members Ruthie Frierson and Stephanie Haynes discuss the beginnings of their organization.

Preserving Women's History in the Face of Ruin
Susan Tucker introduces the panel.

Phyllis Holman Weisbard presents her speech The Undergraduate Quest for Resources Documenting Women's Experiences in Disasters.

Sherrill Redmon presents her speech Preserving Women's Stories of Disasters.

Nancy Cott presents her speech In the Rubble: Women's History as a Bulwark.
A question and answer session followed.

Keynote Speaker
Lisa Ling's speech is unavailable and we are working to bring it to you soon.  Read her biography here.

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