PAO Sanders lectures about advancements and challenges in diplomacy during Women’s Congress in Floripa 

Corina Sanders, Miriam Pillar Grossi, Debora Menezes, Cecile Favre and Shirley Randell

On July 31, Public Affairs Officer Corina Sanders participated of the  13th Women’s Worlds (WW) Congress —an international and interdisciplinary meeting about women — which took place from July 30-August 4, 2017 in Florianópolis, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The overriding theme was “Transformations, Connections, and Movements”. The congress goal was to provide a forum for global debate beyond the North-South perspective and stimulate discussion on innovative feminist study proposals and dynamic activism. Corina delivered a lecture entitled “Advancements and Challenges in the Careers of American Female Diplomats” for a panel composed of scholars and researchers on women’s empowerment issues, where she talked about the functions of the US Department of State, her experience as a diplomat and the women’s role in the diplomacy.

Corina also took the opportunity to meet with the Santa Catarina Deputy Secretary of Education, the Rectors from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) and Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), and the Executive Director of the Association of Santa Catarina Community Colleges (ACAFE) to discuss possible partnerships between US-Brazil on education.