Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Two SAIS Women Spanning 50 Years

Mary Lee McIntyre was in the Bologna Center's first graduating class in 1956. Melanie Standish followed her 50 years later.

Mary Lee and Melanie spoke to us during SAIS Bologna's Alumni Weekend last week. Much has happened to the Center and the world in the half century between their classes, but their reflections about the Center are remarkably similar.

Mary Lee was one of two women in the Center's first class. After SAIS she worked at the Congressional Quarterly and then the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington. Later she lived in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Lebanon.

Melanie is currently working in northern Iraq for the American University of Iraq.

Listen to these two women talk about what the Bologna Center has meant to them.

Amina Abdiuahab