For the World’s Women and Children

Gina Volynsky, director of the UAlbany Center for International Development (CID), at left, and Albany Law School Dean Alicia Ouellette spoke recently at the Zonta Club of Albany’s Annual Status of Women Program. (Photo by Harvey Vlahos)

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 10, 2017) — Director of UAlbany’s Center for International Development (CID) Gina Volynsky and Albany Law School Dean Alicia Ouellette were keynote speakers at the Zonta Club of Albany’s Annual Status of Women Program on March 8.

The Zonta Club is a member of Zonta International, an organization devoted to advancing the social, economic, political and professional status of women and seeking to improve the health, education and welfare of children, both in the Capital District and throughout the world.

Volynsky and Ouellette talked about the conditions of women throughout the world and the work that they are doing to alleviate systemic issues.

Volynsky, who joined CID in 2016, oversees the Center’s various projects operating on four continents. CID works with people in developing countries to improve the ability of government institutions to understand and respond to the needs of their constituents. This leads to greater access by the population to the political process, economic opportunities and social services.

Ouellette has been President and Dean of Albany Law School since 2014. She was instrumental in implementing an innovative affiliation between the Law School and UAlbany.

As a result of the UAlbany/Albany Law affiliation, CID, part of UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, moved to the Law School campus, where it is partnering with the Law School to develop and enhance experiential learning opportunities for students and International Rule of Law projects globally.

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