October 1, 2020

Gupta Speaks on the She-cession to Students in New Delhi

Surupa Gupta, professor of Political Science and International Affairs and director of UMW's Women's and Gender Studies program

Surupa Gupta, professor of Political Science and International Affairs and director of UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies program

Some of the same technology for online webinars was available even before the pandemic started but for the most part, few people were organizing webinars with global participation before March 2020. That has changed: students from Miranda House and Gargi College, two highly selective liberal arts colleges in New Delhi reached out to Surupa Gupta, director of UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and professor of Political Science and International Affairs with a request to speak in a webinar titled “Peace and Persistence – Assessing the ‘She-cession’ and Leadership of Women in Pandemic.” Gupta shared the panel, held on September 8, with two professors from New Delhi. The students belong to a campus group called Global Youth, which, among other things, seeks to expose Indian youth to diverse global perspectives on a variety of issues.