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As part of the University of Southampton's Distinguished Lectures programme we are delighted to annouce the next event in our 2019 series.

'In Conversation' with Rt Hon. Helen Clark and Professor Jane Falkingham, Dean of Social Sciences, discussing Women in Leadership.

Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999 to 2008. She was the first woman to become Prime Minister following a general election in New Zealand and the second woman to serve as Prime Minister. Throughout her tenure, she engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international affairs, economic, social, environmental and cultural spheres.

In 2009, Helen became Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She was the first woman to lead the UNDP, serving two terms and leading it to be ranked as the most transparent global development organisation. At the same time, she was Chair of the United Nations Development Group, completing her tenure in April 2017.

Prior to entering the New Zealand Parliament, Helen graduated with her BA and MA (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland and taught in the Political Studies Department there.

Helen continues to speak widely and be a strong voice on sustainable development, climate action, gender equality and women’s leadership, peace and justice, and action on non-communicable diseases and on HIV. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report. In June this year, she became Chairperson of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Refreshments will be available from 17.30 in the foyer of B67, ahead of the start of the lecture.

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