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Careers and Futures: Conversations with Activists and Innovators in Poverty Action, Feb 27

The “Careers and Futures” speakers series creates a relaxed, round table environment where students can engage with a diverse range of public leaders working domestically and internationally in poverty action.

Join us Wednesday, February 27 at 5pm in Blum Hall (Ground Level) for a conversation with Dr. Denise Dunning of the Public Health Institute.

Dr. Dunning is the program director of the Public Health Institute’s Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI). AGALI improves adolescent girls’ health, education and livelihoods by enhancing the capacity of Latin American and African leaders to advocate for policies, programs and funding benefitting adolescent girls. Through capacity building, grants and technical assistance, AGALI’s major policy victories have advanced girls’ rights and empowered young women to develop their own solutions to the obstacles they face.

Dunning has more than 15 years’ experience working in global health and development. Previously, she worked for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s population program on research and grantmaking in Mexico, India, Ethiopia and the Philippines. She also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras implementing Hurricane Mitch relief efforts, and has worked as a consultant for several organizations, including the Population Council in Mexico, the Inter-American Development Bank and CARE.

Dunning holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Dunning was formerly the vice chair of the IDEX Board, a nonprofit organization supporting global grassroots development. She was also recognized as a Choice USA Top ’30 under-30′ Activist for Reproductive Rights.