We are excited to invite you to a special program dedicated to International Women’s Month. Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2024, for a day of insightful discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. This program is offered by the Embassy of Switzerland, in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, The Department of Political Science, The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, and the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech.

Seminar: Challenges in Achieving Gender Parity in Politics in Switzerland and the U.S.

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue: Newman Library 101S
  • Description: This seminar is open to all students and to the public. Come join us and learn about the challenges and progress in achieving gender equality in politics.
  • Registration: Please register here by March 10, 2024.

Civic Engagement Workshop: Turning Passion into Leadership

  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Venue: Newman Library 207A
  • Description: This workshop is targeted to students who are interested in women’s political empowerment. Discover how you can turn your passion into impactful leadership. Engage in interactive discussions and practical exercises. Facilitated by D.C, based organization, Running Start.
  • Registration: Please register here by March 10, 2024.

Speed Networking: Connect with Women Leaders

  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Newman Library 101S
  • Description: This networking event is open to all students who participated in the lecture and/or seminar. Network with fellow students and women leaders from both the public and private sectors. Build meaningful connections and gain valuable insights.
  • Registration: Register and participate in one of the events above.


Please reach out to Professor Farida Jalalzai, fjalalzai@vt.edu, with any questions.