The Miriam E. Peters Speaker Series in Global Awareness
The Miriam Emerson Peters Speaker Series in Global Awareness was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Miriam Emerson Peters, who dedicated her professional energies and mind to education of girls at Mary A. Burnham and Stoneleigh-Burnham Schools.
The mission of the series is to infuse the Stoneleigh-Burnham curriculum and community with an appreciation for different cultures and to develop opportunities for cross-cultural understandings.
Past speakers in the series:
Rachel Simmons – author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls; co-founder of Girls Leadership Institute
Gail Carlson, PhD – Colby College
Chris Shelton – Smith College
Elayne Clift – author, feminist, consultant
John R. Watt, PhD – Vice President of the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China Foundation
Shiping Zheng, PhD – Bentley University
Mary Wilson, PhD – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sally and Donald Goodrich – The Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation
Yaron Prywes and Naira Musallam – doctoral candidates in Social Organizational Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College