UCLA Hosts First Lady of Zambia
The First Lady of Zambia and the Zambian Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources visit the Ronald Reagan Hospital and UCLA Anderson School to strengthen ties with the University and promote women's empowerment.
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
UCLA had the honor of hosting the First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, Her Excellency Thandiwe C. Banda, along with the Honorable Catherine Namugala, Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources. The two were also accompanied by Mr. Matt Rosenthal, the President of PREVENT HATE, an organization that promotes community empowerment and intergroup relations through activities and alliances that advance coexistence and defend human rights.
The group's visit began with a tour of the Ronald Reagan Hospital including meetings with Dr. David Feinberg, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, Dr. Gautam Chaudhuri, Executive Chair of the Department of Obstretics and Gynecology, and Dr. Amy Stenson, Lead Faculty for the Global Health Program.
The focus of the visit, however, was centered on the UCLA Anderson Business School where the delegation met with Dr. Judy Olian, Dean of the Anderson School, Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Linda Baldwin, Assistant Dean of Diversity Initiatives, Dr. Robert Spich, Senior Lecturer, Management and International Business, Dr. Victor Tabbush, Adjunct Professor, Global Economics and Management, Dr. Dan Nathanson, Adjunct Professor, Shaumir Acharya, Grant Coordinator for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), and Erin Eriksson, a MBA Graduate at a luncheon meeting. Lunch was followed by a microfinance workshop led by Adjunct Professor Dan Nathanson and a group of Zambian businesswomen, an opportunity intended to develop a relationship with UCLA Anderson and with area businesswomen with a goal of empowering women through the expansion of socioeconomic opportunities.