A conversation with Leela Fernandes and Akhtar Badshah

November 12, 2020 5:30 pm


Students and researchers are partnering across traditional boundaries to create a more equitable world. Join new Jackson School Director Leela Fernandes and Akhtar Badshah as they explore the essential role of area studies and international engagement in building a brighter future for all.

About the speaker

UW Global Month

UW Global Month celebrates our University’s global impact and community. The UW educates more than 50,000 students annually, and the Husky community is connected around the globe. Thanks to our incredible faculty and researchers, we have partnerships and projects in 130+ countries, yielding a world of opportunity including rich study abroad offerings.

Leela Fernandes is an internationally recognized scholar and author on democratic politics and inequality with a focus on contemporary India. A professor of gender studies and political science with a STEM background, Director Fernandes joins the UW from the University of Michigan. She also served on the faculty of Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Oberlin College.

Akhtar Badshah is an expert on social impact, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and international development. Currently the Board of Directors Chair of Global Washington, Dr. Badshah is the founder and Chief Catalyst of Catalytic Innovators Group and teaches at the UW. His new book is “The Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World.”  

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