Xavier professor invited to attend Oxford Round Table

Panel will examine women’s issues and find ways to promote female leadership | June 5, 2004

Carolyn Jenkins, an associate professor in the department of social work, has been invited to attend a special session of the Oxford Round Table held at St. Antony’s College, one of seven graduate colleges in Oxford University in Oxford, England. Jenkins is among 35 other scholars invited to participate in the session, which takes place Aug. 8-13.

This particular session is devoted to the topic of women’s leadership. It will address cultural and legal assumptions regarding individual capabilities, interests, aspirations, and economic and social norms that restrain women’s leadership roles in the modern world.

“We will look at women’s issues in this and other countries,” said Jenkins. “We will also share information and gather ideas to promote women in leadership.”

Jenkins was also invited to present her paper entitled, “A Journey of Disillusionment: Child Abuse, Divorce, Custody Dispute, Family Court.”

The Round Table sessions began in 1989 in an effort to consider major issues in contemporary educational policy in the United States, the United Kingdom and other selected countries. Instead of a conventional conference, the Oxford Round Table provides a collegial think-tank atmosphere in which a select group of diverse leaders in education may discuss educational policy.

Jenkins’ credentials also include travel with Citizen Ambassadors to Russia and China where she dealt with women’s and children’s issues. Jenkins recently attended and presented a paper at the World Conference on Family Violence in Singapore.

Information on the Round Table discussion group is available at www.oxfordroundtable.com.