We’ve been collecting memories of alumnae about their Barnard days. Everything—from recollections of life-changing moments to pages from journals—has been posted to our 125th anniversary website. Each opens a window onto Barnard life; what follows are some of your reminiscences.
Robyn Rodriguez, an associate professor in the department of Asian American Studies at UC Davis, presents research from her recent book, Migrants for Exports, where she examines why and how the Philippine government has become a "labor brokerage state" that supplies the world's labor markets with thousands of workers every day. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.
After the symposium, a group of six Barnard students, selected through a competitive application process to be Global Symposium Student Fellows, held a workshop for girls from São Paulo high schools, exploring how gender affects professional opportunities.
The Barnard alumna, Yale University professor and award-winning author reconsiders the history of the American welfare state and the future of work, rights, security and dignity in the new care-work economy.