Renewing Democracy Summit: Women Leading the Way




Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481


Formal Logo of Wellesley College, featuring blue text on a white background

Time: 9:00 AM EDT

Date: April 06, 2024

“Renewing Democracy: Women Leading the Way” will explore the challenges facing democracy in the U.S. and abroad and highlight the many ways women leaders are working toward democratic renewal.

Speakers will include Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69, former U.S. secretary of state; Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Prize laureate and Liberian peace activist; Chelsea Miller, co-founder of Freedom March NYC; Maria Ressa, Nobel Prize laureate and co-founder of Rappler; and Keren Yarhi-Milo, dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, among others.

The summit marks the launch of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Center for Citizenship, Leadership and Democracy at Wellesley College, which is dedicated to preparing the next generation of civic leaders. Learn more about the center.

Panel 2: How Misinformation and AI Challenge Democracy

Experts examine the impact on democracy when misinformation—supercharged by AI—threatens the information ecosystem and discuss how regulators and citizens should respond.

  • Miranda Bogen, Founding Director, AI Governance Lab, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Michele Elam, senior fellow, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University
  • Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate; journalist; founder of Rappler, Philippines
  • Orit Shaer, moderator; chair, Department of Computer Science, Wellesley College