Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Guess who else is coming to conference?

Professor Marilyn Waring, keynote

Marilyn Waring has a BA (Hons) from the Victoria University of Wellington and a DPhil from Waikato University. She holds a personal chair in the Institute of Public Policy at AUT University.

Marilyn is internationally known for her work in political economy and development assistance and human rights. Her book Counting for Nothing is an international bestseller and is the basis of the Canadian documentary Who's Counting. In 2007 Marilyn Waring and Christa Fouché edited Managing mayhem, a collection of eighteen essays by specialist contributors who explore some of the complexities and issues surrounding work-life balance in New Zealand.

Marilyn has held Fellowships at Harvard and Rutgers Universities. She is a Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Professor Waring has been appointed as a lay member to the Board of Judicial Studies. This Board oversees the Institute of Judicial Studies, which is the professional development arm of the New Zealand Judiciary. She has also accepted the position as the gender and governance adviser to the RAMSI Mission (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands).

In the new year honours Marilyn was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to women and economics.

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