Bertini receives IWA's 2013 Woman Extraordinaire Award

Bertini, CatherineCatherine Bertini, professor of practice in public administration and international affairs, has received the 2013 Woman Extraordinaire Award from the International Women Associates organization (IWA), a Chicago-area forum that connects women with diverse international backgrounds through programs offering education, support, and service. The annual award is given to a woman who has advanced international human rights and recognizes Bertini's career achievements, including her service as executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme from 1992 to 2002. 

While in Chicago, she was interviewed on radio station WBEZ's Worldview program where she discussed international food security.  Because most farmers in Africa are women, Bertini emphasized the importance of girls' education in improving the lives of farmers and societies. 10/03/13