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Her Royal Highness Releases the 2nd Edition of The Fourth Way Law

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During the 12th Sharejah International Book Fayre 2018, Her Royal Highness released the second edition of her thesis of the twenty first century, the Fourth Way Law. one of the latest releases by HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The Fourth Way Law book is now available at all major retailers across the UAE, KSA and Oman @motivate_books and can be found through the following link:
http://www.booksarabia.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=fourth+way+law

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Her Royal Highness has released the 2nd Edition of The Fourth Way Law

HRH Private Media Office, Jeddah

During the Sharejah 12th International Book Fayre 2018, Her Royal Highness released the second edition of her thesis of the twenty first century, the Fourth Way Law.

The points of sale in the Gulf and Middle East will be published later on, in a weeks time. It will also be available electronically from Amazon, iBooks and Books of Arabia.

There will be an announcement on the details of acquiring official copies, once available.

 

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Celebrating 88 Years of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

The Media Office, Jeddah
My country is the homeland of Mecca, where the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was born.
My country has always occupied a special place in my heart, as was also the case with our ancestors.
Eighty-eight years have passed since the Arab tribes were unified. We hope and pray to God that we will be celebrating this occasion for generations to come.
My country is the platform for the Islamic nation. I am proud to be a citizen of this country.
May God bless my country, under the leadership of the King and the Crown Prince. This acts as a tribute to every citizen. The leadership has always helped in tribulations and follows through with confidence and ease.
I hold this occasion very dearly as a citizen of my country and it will always remain as a great memory in our hearts, and happiness with the homeland.
As an active member on the global stage, we can be proud of ourselves and our homeland. We are always grateful and happy to support our country and people on this celebration. Today, we witness a historical moment in our country, the heart of the Islamic nation.
God save our country and its leadership: unity, solidarity and harmony with the Custodian of the two holy mosques and the Crown Prince as its leaders.
HRH Princes Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Clarification from Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s Media Office

Media Office – Jeddah

Sunday, 5th August 2018

Next week, which marks the start of the lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and, following the urgency of events surrounding local and international observers and what has been published on social media, both nationally and internationally, the events which happened in Medina of the 29th Ramadan 1439 concerning Her Royal Highness and family will be announced officially.

Until all the preliminary, judicial and legal authorities had completed their investigations, Her Royal Highness did not wish to comment on the matter. She does, however, wish to inform all of her followers that, next week, the outcome will be announced, authorised and clarified through the media office, which acts as an official avenue to report the news of Her Royal Highness, including coverage of her meetings, and travel inside and outside of the Kingdom.

As the official media office, over the coming days and the start of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, we will provide a clear, accurate and comprehensive picture of what happened on the evening in question, free from any interpretation drawn from any side, regardless of who they are. This will ensure that the matter does not deviate from its official status, which Her Royal Highness’ official channel has a duty to adhere to. The media office will clarify the matter transparently for the benefit of all, without any incorrect information, ensuring a factual explanation which includes judicial data from public opinion on that sacred evening in Ramadan.

We take this opportunity to send blessings and wishes to the Muslim world, praying to the Almighty God for the pilgrims to complete their journeys and for them to be accepted by Him. We hope for Eid to bring happiness to all, including Her Royal Highness’ family and children.

On this occasion, we also send our blessings and wishes to King Salman, The crown prince HRH prince Mohamad Bin Salman
, the wise leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic nation as we are nearing the end of this blessed pilgrimage season.

Blessings and wishes to all.

Media Office of Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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To all my followers

To all my followers

This is an announcement to all the followers of HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud’s office and social media channels, to clarify the events of the Eve of Eid, notably the incident which happened in the Al-Madina with her children.

It is hereby announced that what has been published on social media is mere specaluation  and false assumptions. That night, HRH and her family were residing in the Al-Madina, and, after the prayers of the last day of Ramadan, were going back to Jeddah. HRH usually spends the last day of every year, which she has done for the past 20 years, in the holy city of Al-Madina. She assures all her followers that that was what happened. Other stories have been fabricated by social media which have nothing to do with the government and rules of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ruled by King Salman and Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

HRH respects the government’s decision in Saudi Arabia with regard to equality, the justice system and Ministry of Interior, which offers support to clarify the incident to the public when all investigations have been completed. We are however still waiting for the real story to be released through the official governmental channels and should therefore not speculation events which happened. Not everything we see and hear is true. We must wait for the government’s official statement which will clarify the situation in detail, and satisfy all parties involved.

This acts as an announcement to the followers of HRH to ease their concerns. It is only a small issue which has been blown up into a big global issue; it has no grounds for concern in reality. We therefore take this opportunity to thank all the people and the governmental entities helping in the investigation to get to the bottom of the story with authenticity and dedication to justice. We extend thanks and gratitude to King Salman and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their dedication to justice and to all the security agencies who are offering their assistance.

We ask all the followers of HRH to be patient until everything is cleared up and the official statement has been released through the proper channels. Social media merely acts to fabricate and falsify events. It has no idea what happened on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan when the princess and her family took this journeys and said their prayers as they have done for the past 20 years.

We thank everybody who has helped in supporting HRH to clarify this through the official channels which will, in time, be revealed to all.

We ask the Lord God to bestow His best wishes on King Salman and the Crown Prince to carry on in the pursuit of justice and strength through this period. We do not want, as HRH’s media office, any sort of accusations from any entity which could cause harm to the country of Saudi Arabia, or, for any rumours to be spread around in the name of the government which was not been released by the government.

We ask for all followers to be patient, thanking every single person and every single entity who has called HRH globally and locally to ask about her wellbeing.

We end will this statement in anticipation of the truth, which will be revealed when the official statement is released, clarifying all issues to the public. With that we thank the Lord for having the King and his Crown Prince in our corner and as as our protection from the harmful forces that are trying to undermine our unity as a family and as a country.

Thank you very much

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Wishing all a blessed Eid

I am sending blessings on this special occasion to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, all the Saudi people, and the wider the Arab and Islamic nations. Praying to God for many years filled with generosity and righteousness, and for stability and security to prevail across the globe.

I especially pray for blessings to be bestowed upon those who work around the clock, including the security men and government agencies, who aim to keep our countries safe.

I pray to God to restore peace and briotherhood among the Islamic and Arab nations, to have mercy on those who have come to pass; martyrs, Muslims; and to reward them for their hardships.

Many happy returns!

HRH Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Wishing all a blessed Ramadan

Ramadan Wishes

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, and may He bless Muhammad and his pure and pious family.
Peace, mercy and blessings of God.

The Almighty God said in the wise Quran;

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.
On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan I hereby offer my best wishes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince, the Royal Family, my brothers and sisters in my country, Saudi Arabia, and to the wider Arab and Islamic nations. I ask the Almighty God to bestow you with his blessings and, on this holy month of Ramadan, with health, generfosity and well-being. Requesting His help during our fasts and to accept our efforts, in order to grow as individuals through strengthening our souls.
Wishing a blessed Ramadan, with many happy returns, to my country and its leaders, “the month of goodwill has arrived, spend its days with compassion and sincere worship which will benefit us for years to come.”
Sending a message of peace during this holy month to all people and all religions.
HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulziz al Saud.

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Terrorism prevention in a globalised world

By HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

These are trying times – times when you would think that diplomacy might be the strongest currency we have to meet the price of peace.  Examples of divisive social pressure are all around, whether it is the waves of migration from south to north, the continued conflict in many parts of the Middle East, the election of Donald Trump, or Brexit. Communities are at breaking point, and countries are divided with trust levels among erstwhile united populations at historically low points. The signs of reconciliation are few.

Yet the threat of terrorism casts a shadow over this all. This should be the one thing which spurs us to cooperate because the goal is simple and common to us all: the security of our people to go about their business in safety and without fear of attack.

But international security – and the intelligence-sharing that goes with it – is a double-edged sword. To reveal strategies to protect yourself is also to reveal your weaknesses to a potential enemy. And in the margins of this paradox, knowledge that could help protect against attacks goes unshared and the threat of terrorism remains strong.  The sad fact is we fail to recognise our friends and allies and drift further apart when we need one another’s cooperation now more than ever.

There are recent open examples of success in intelligence sharing – for example, the foiled plot to smuggle of explosives into Bahrain, or the foiled plot in Yemen which sought to place a bomb on a plane bound for the United States.  But these examples are too few. This is the obstacle we need to surmount. The immediate pay-off is understanding that effective strategies against terrorism and other types of violent extremism need to focus on prevention just as much, if not more, than cure.

Certainly, a military response – ‘hard’ measures – is required for those individuals or groups on the ideological scale who are already committed to carrying out atrocities. This is of course problematic, and the criticisms and anger caused by drone strikes are plentiful and destroys trust. At the same time, however, the general threat of terrorism can be lowered by reducing the flow of people willing to become involved in the preparation or execution of attacks.

There are individuals who can be dissuaded from joining such groups with preventative ‘soft’ measures, and there are ways in which communities can learn to better handle the threat of radicalisation where it presents itself.  In this way, we can build stronger ties based on trust and clear understanding of mutual benefit, the antidote for these difficult times. This is the stock-in-trade of diplomacy. Persuasion and the sharing of knowledge and lessons learned so that we can build greater resilience among our communities to the threat of terrorism.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the Founder and Chair of the Global United Centre for Research and Analysis: http://www.guraksa.com/en/

An acclaimed global speaker, businesswoman and human rights activist based in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. http://basmahbintsaud.com/eng/

Recent appearance of HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for The Day/Deutsche Welle: https://share.ard-zdf-box.de/s/IhhO2BGoeTNbYnw

 

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HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud visits Boston – Sep 2017

HRH Princess Basmah visits Boston

 

Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud paid a visit to Boston in September 2017 as part of a series of trips made by HRH to spread the message of the Fourth Way Law. The Fourth Way Law is an alternative constitution able to succeed in the twenty-first century, which aims to fight the causes of poverty, the roots of tension and division, and to address global public laws. It is designed to evolve and keep up with modern developments. It incorporates legislation on social communication, which will be effective across the globe. It facilitates the way towards human development, taking a leading role in the movement for change and creating the appropriate conditions to improve opportunities and distribute them fairly, enabling us to come out of the crisis that has shaken the world since the beginning of the twenty first century.

 

During the trip, Her Royal Highness gave a talk to Mason Fellows at the Kennedy School about the Fourth Way Law, spreading her message of security, equality, freedom and education. The students listened attentively to Her Royal Highness’ constitution and a fruitful discussion followed when Her Royal Highness engaged insightfully with the minds of the future.

 

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is a graduate and professional school that brings together students, scholars and practitioners who combine thought and action to make the world a better place. They believe that smart public policy and inspired public leadership can make people’s lives safer, more prosperous, and more fulfilling. Harvard Kennedy School teaches current and future leaders the skills they need to be effective in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The renowned faculty and trailblazing research centers pioneer bold new ideas. And as the most international school at Harvard, they convene an intellectual exchange among global leaders in the Forum, visiting experts in the classroom and our diverse HKS community.

 

Her Royal Highness met with leading intellectuals and students alike who will potentially be the great minds of our future. In this vein, Her Royal Highness attended a breakfast with Mid-Career MPA students along with Victoria Budson, founder and the Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. They discussed the many issues facing governance at the current point in time, to which Her Royal Highness clarified a simple solution: the message of the Fourth Way Law; security, equality, freedom and education. Her Royal Highness clarified that we must tackle the root causes of discontent with sound leadership, respect and foresight, and create the conditions necessary to bring access to opportunity to all as a way out of the threatening turbulence of recent years. The Fourth Law Way is more than just a simple analysis of troubled times: it is crucial for overall continuity of the world as we know it. The Fourth Law Way is about putting in place a system where everyone can begin from a universal platform that has no given identity, no religion, no preconceived ideas, but one message: humanity first.

 

During the trip, Her Royal Highness also met with fellow successful writers and academics, such as Communications Expert and Author of What is Your One Sentence, Mimi Goss; award-winning scholar, educator, and public servant Tim McCarthy; leading researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on strategies for social impact Mark Kramer; Professor of Public Policy and the director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Iris Bohnet; Author of The End of Leadership and the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, Barbara Kellerman, and; Lecturer in Public Policy, Marshall Ganz.

Harvard University

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.

Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard, and is perhaps the University’s best known landmark.

Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. There are more than 360,000 living alumni in the U.S. and over 190 other countries.

 

Biographies

Mimi Goss: Communications Expert and Author of What is Your One Sentence 

 

Mimi Tennyson Goss, Ph.D. is a communications consultant, media trainer and author of  What Is Your One Sentence?: How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans. She teaches at Harvard University′s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

With 20 years of experience, she trains leaders nationally and internationally. Her clients and students include heads of state, diplomats, politicians, military officials, corporate executives, union leaders, non-profit chiefs and journalists. Dr. Goss has written for CNBC, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Le Nouvel Afrique Asie and the American Management Association. A former reporter, she has been a commentator on The O′Reilly Factor and Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, and a guest speaker at Harvard′s Memorial Church.

Dr. Goss conducts trainings, with the U.S. State Department, in Central Asia, Africa and Europe. She trained journalists and government officials in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Malawi, Botswana, Swaziland, Togo, Niger, Mauritius and Madagascar on responsibilities in a free press. In Rwanda, she worked with Women as Partners for Peace in Africa training women leaders in negotiations, civil society, and media relations. In Morocco, she consulted to parliamentary and mayoral candidates.

Goss has taught communications and conducted media training since 1989 at Harvard′s Kennedy School of Government. An Executive Education lecturer, she teaches the National Security Fellows, the Edward S. Mason Fellows from newly-industrialized and emerging nations, and a variety of executive education participants. She taught the courses, “The Arts of Communications” and “Nationalism and National Identity: An Exploration through Film.” Goss also taught film and media at the University of Maine, and was a journalism lecturer at Boston College and Boston University.

She received her Ph.D. in film, psychology and culture, and M.S. in journalism from Boston University, and her B.A. from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. She also studied at the Friedrich Schiller Universität in Germany. She speaks French and German.

Tim McCarthy

Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award-winning scholar, educator, and public servant. He holds a joint faculty appointment in Harvard’s undergraduate honors program in History and Literature, the Graduate School of Education, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is Core Faculty and Director of Culture Change & Social Justice Initiatives at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Dr. McCarthy is also founding Faculty Convener of the Carr Center’s Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program.

A historian of politics and social movements, slavery and abolition, the art and literature of protest, media culture, and human rights, Dr. McCarthy is the author or editor of five books with the New Press, including The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (2003), Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism (2006), and Stonewall’s Children: Living Queer History in the Age of Liberation, Loss, and Love(forthcoming). He has been awarded fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society, Mass Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, Mellon and Ford Foundations, Open Gate Foundation, and Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.

The adopted only son and grandson of public school teachers and factory workers, his courses—“American Protest Literature,” “Stories of Slavery and Freedom,” and “Arts of Communication”—are consistently among the most popular and highly rated at Harvard. He is the recipient of many awards for his teaching and mentoring, including the Stephen Botein Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Outstanding Senior Thesis Advising, John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling, Derek Bok Center Award for Teaching Excellence, and HKS Dean’s Award for Exceptional Leadership and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. McCarthy is also the Stanley Paterson Professor of American History in the Boston Clemente Course in Dorchester, Massachusetts, a free college humanities course for low-income adults and co-recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal.

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer is a leading researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on strategies for social impact.  He is best known as the co-author of seminal articles on Creating Shared Value, Collective Impact, and Catalytic Philanthropy.

Together with Professor Michael Porter, Mark co-founded FSG, a 160-person global consulting firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia.  FSG helps develop social impact strategies for many of the world’s largest foundations, corporations and nonprofit organizations.  FSG also operates and supports two communities of practice: the Shared Value Initiative and the Collective Impact Forum.  Porter and Kramer also co-founded the Center for Effective Philanthropy, a 30-person nonprofit dedicated to improving foundation performance.

Mark also serves as a Senior Fellow in the CSR Initiative of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Business School. He has served on the jury of the annual Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award and the planning committee for the Clinton Global Initiative, and is a member of the Aspen Philanthropy Group and the Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Advisory Board.

Prior to founding FSG, Mark served as President of the private equity firm Kramer Capital Management, and as an Associate at the law firm of Ropes & Gray.   He is a summa cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, The Wharton School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Iris Bohnet

Iris Bohnet is Professor of Public Policy and the director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.  She is also the co-chair of the Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) at the Center for Public Leadership at HKS, an associate director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory and the faculty chair of the executive program Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century for the World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders. A behavioral economist combining insights from economics and psychology, her research focuses on questions of trust and decision-making, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Professor Bohnet teaches decision-making, negotiation and gender in public policy and leadership in degree and executive programs, and has been engaged in the teaching, training and consulting of private and public sector leaders in the United States, Europe, India and the Middle East.

 

Victoria Budson  

 

Victoria A. Budson is a founder and the Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. WAPPP is the preeminent institution for advancing interdisciplinary research on approaches to closing gender gaps, educating students and leaders on gender policy, and implementing policy changes at local, state, and national levels. WAPPP created and hosts one of the field’s most significant research seminars to foster faculty dialogue, promote the exchange of innovative ideas, and disseminate findings.

Budson’s policy advice is regularly drawn upon by leaders across the sectors including: the White House Council on Women and Girls, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Army and Air Force, as well as multinational corporations leading on diversity and inclusion. She served as the Chairperson of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women from 2010-2017 and has served as a board member or advisor to numerous other organizations including the Eisenhower Fellowships, the Boston Mayoral Women’s Workforce Council, the Global Thinkers Forum, Womensphere, Women2Women, the Women and Public Service Project, and the National Council for Research on Women.

She speaks regularly on topics related to closing gender gaps such as gender and public policy, electoral politics and political action. Budson also addresses how diversity and gender equality improve the profitability of corporations and the prosperity of families and society. She focuses on evidence-based methods that are proven to improve diversity and gender equality in the workplace.

 

Barbara Kellerman, Author of The End of Leadership

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership. And from 2003 to 2006 she served as the Center’s Research Director. Kellerman has held professorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, Uppsala, and at both Dartmouth and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She also served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson, and as Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the University of Maryland.

 

Marshall Ganz

Marshall Ganz, Lecturer in Public Policy, entered Harvard College in the fall of 1960. In 1964, a year before graduating, he left to volunteer as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi. In 1965, he joined Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers; over the next 16 years he gained experience in union, community, issue, and political organizing and became Director of Organizing. During the 1980s, he worked with grassroots groups to develop effective organizing programs, designing innovative voter mobilization strategies for local, state, and national electoral campaigns. In 1991, in order to deepen his intellectual understanding of his work, he returned to Harvard College and, after a 28-year “leave of absence,” completed his undergraduate degree in history and government. He was awarded an MPA by the Kennedy School in 1993 and completed his PhD in sociology in 2000. He teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics.

 

Victoria Budson  

 

Victoria A. Budson is a founder and the Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. WAPPP is the preeminent institution for advancing interdisciplinary research on approaches to closing gender gaps, educating students and leaders on gender policy, and implementing policy changes at local, state, and national levels. WAPPP created and hosts one of the field’s most significant research seminars to foster faculty dialogue, promote the exchange of innovative ideas, and disseminate findings.

Budson’s policy advice is regularly drawn upon by leaders across the sectors including: the White House Council on Women and Girls, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Army and Air Force, as well as multinational corporations leading on diversity and inclusion. She served as the Chairperson of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women from 2010-2017 and has served as a board member or advisor to numerous other organizations including the Eisenhower Fellowships, the Boston Mayoral Women’s Workforce Council, the Global Thinkers Forum, Womensphere, Women2Women, the Women and Public Service Project, and the National Council for Research on Women.

She speaks regularly on topics related to closing gender gaps such as gender and public policy, electoral politics and political action. Budson also addresses how diversity and gender equality improve the profitability of corporations and the prosperity of families and society. She focuses on evidence-based methods that are proven to improve diversity and gender equality in the workplace.

 

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