| “Assimilating Women Into Iraq's Economy:
An Imperative for Achieving Demcracy"
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
McDonnell Douglas Auditorium
Eileen Padberg has managed public affairs and political campaigns for over 25 years.
She provides strategic planning and corporate communications for some of the nation�s top corporations and organizations on a wide
variety of issues and initiatives. Her areas of specialization include public education, public affairs, women�s initiatives, coalition
development and strategic program planning.
Ms Padberg is currently in Iraq on Special Assignment for a water reconstruction program.
She is part of a team effort in the region to incorporate Iraqi women in the reconstruction effort.
This effort involves working closely with the governmental Ministries, the project contracting office
and contractors to make certain that Iraqi women are being given equal opportunities for jobs and
career-building seminars, as well as helping them to win some of the many construction contracts
that are available by training them how to fill out the RFPs.
Eileen Padberg is a guest of the
Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine. The Center for the Study of
Democracy at the University of California, Irvine sponsors research and education
aimed at improving the democratic process in the United States and expanding
democracy around the world. The center�s achievements in this area have been
recognized by the National Science Foundation, which selected UC Irvine as a
national center for the training of graduate students in democracy. In 2001,
the Center for the Study of Democracy became UC Irvine�s 14th major Organized
Research Unit. The center has a multi-disciplinary faculty from four UC campuses,
including four members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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