Farida Jalalzai, associate dean for global initiatives and engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, will present a learning lunch seminar on March 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. The virtual event is sponsored by the Asian Cultural Engagement Center and the Women’s Center as part of Women’s Month 2021, Trailblazers: Women Making History.

Jalalzai, the recent recipient of a Fulbright Commission Global Scholar Award, is also a professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research analyzes the roles of gender in the political arena, including women national leaders.

Jalalzai’s books include Shattered, Cracked and Firmly Intact: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide (Oxford University Press 2013), which offers a comprehensive analysis of women, gender, and national leadership positions; Women Presidents of Latin America: Beyond Family Ties? (Routledge 2016), a comparative analysis of women presidents in Latin America; and, with Pedro dos Santos, Senhora Presidenta: Women’s Empowerment and Disempowerment in Brazil: The Rise and Fall of President Dilma Rousseff (forthcoming from Temple University Press), which examines the first female president of Brazil.

Register for the event here.