Local Solutions for a Global Economy

Georgetown Honors Elaben

Ela Bhatt
Ela Bhatt, Founder of the Self Employed Women's Association, was honored this Sunday at Georgetown University with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa presented by the Walsh School of Foreign Service. The conferment of the the Honorary Degree wrapped up a week of remarkable recognition, which included the presentation of the prestigious Roosevelt Medal in The Netherlands by Queen Beatrix. On Friday afternoon Elaben set aside time to host a luncheon with GFI to discuss the need for better representation of the poor, and particularly women, in international trade, finance and labor policy-making.