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Susan Blaustein


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Susan Blaustein is the Founder/Executive Director of WomenStrong International (WSI), a global consortium of NGOs working with women and girls to eradicate extreme urban poverty. An expert in urban development, poverty, and gender at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Blaustein teaches in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program there, after leading The Earth Institute’s Millennium Cities Initiative, an urban development project across the sub-Saharan region, for over a decade. Prior to her work at The Earth Institute, Dr. Blaustein reported on conflict, politics, economics and social injustice from the Balkans, Southeast Asia, and Washington, DC, for the International Crisis Group, the Coalition for International Justice, and for such publications as The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Nation.

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