Michigan University hosted a panel discussion in tribute to International Women’s Day. Among the keynote speakers and panelists of the event, “Community Builders; Perspectives from Women Leaders” organized by Niagara Foundation, were prominent women around Michigan.
Another panelist Psychiatry and Genetics professor Margit Burmeister noted, based on her personal experiences, that one has to be flexible in his/her decisions and take others’ views into account. She additionally said that it is highly beneficial to consult with relevant individuals about a decision to be made.
Japanese Literature professor Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, speaking of the education, said that parental education should be faultless so that schooling can build up on it. The panel moderator Dr. Berna Saglik underscored that educators should provide a global vision to their students while the journalist Sydney J. Harris recalled the motto “Turn mirrors into windows” in her remarks.
The discussion was followed by a Q-and-A session and Turkish refreshments which created a friendly interaction between the audience and the guest speakers.
Published [in Turkish} on Zaman Amerika, 10 March 2013, Sunday