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Assoc. Dean de Silva de Alwis and UN Under-Secretary General Mlambo-Ngcuka co-author first phase of study on leadership in sustainable development

September 10, 2019

Penn Law’s Associate Dean for International Programs Rangita de Silva de Alwis has co-authored a study with United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (and former Vice President of South Africa) on leadership in sustainable development. The study, “Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion” details research examining how innovative leaders across global industries are advancing the Sustainable Development Goals promulgated by the UN in 2015 — “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure equality and inclusion for all people.”

As a globally recognized international women’s rights expert, at Penn Law de Silva de Alwis teaches international women’s rights and develops innovative programming for Penn Law’s engagement on the global stage. Both de Silva de Alwis and Mlambo-Ngcuka are Nonresident Senior Fellows at the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School and 2019-20 Nonresident Leadership Fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Women and Public Policy Program.

Dean Theodore Ruger joined Professor Deborah Rhode of Stanford Law School and Professor Iris Bohnet of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as advisors. Professor David Wilkins of Harvard Law School is the Lead Advisor to the project.   

Access the working paper here.