July 1, 2017: Harpswell-ASEAN Program in Women’s Leadership in Partnership with KANITA at Universiti Sains Malaysia is off to a great start! Topics over the past week have included Gender Theory taught by Dr. Noraida Endut, ASEAN and Women’s Empowerment with trainer Dr. Chheang Vannarith, Leadership Skills with Professor Madhulika Kaushik, and Critical Thinking with Harpswell Founder, Professor Alan Lightman. Evening programs have included talks by Professor Datuk, Dr. Asma Ismail, the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Ms. Lalitha Menon, Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) President, Dr. Anwar Fazal, the pioneer of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, and Former Chief Minister of Penang, Dr. Koh Tsu Koon. The program participants have taken cultural trips to explore the city of Penang. They are enjoying very full days learning about feminist frameworks and enhancing their leadership skills!