Distinguished Open Lecture with Maxine Williams: Social media and the creation of global communities

Event Date(s): 10/04/2017

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), Lecture Theatre E

The Open Lectures Committee presents a Distinguished Open Lecture with Maxine Williams, Global Director of Diversity, Facebook on the topic, Social media and the creation of global communities.

The Lecture takes place from 6 to 8pm.   

To RSVP email marketing.communications@sta.uwi.edu or call 662-2002 ext. 83806.

A little on the global communities concept: 

Global communities is a vision put forward by the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on how Facebook can, and should, help address issues as terrorism, climate change, as well as combating the spread of fake news and hate speech. Additionally, Facebook wants to help communities become more supportive, safe, informed, civically engaged and inclusive.                                                            

About Maxine Williams:

Maxine Williams is the Global Director of Diversity at Facebook.  In this role, she and a team of Diversity and Inclusions specialists develop strategies to attract, retain and support the growth of underrepresented people at the company. Maxine’s team works towards increasing the cognitive diversity—different ways of thinking based on people having different backgrounds, experiences and information—of all teams across Facebook. Prior to Facebook, she served as the Director of Diversity for a global law firm.  Maxine graduated from Yale University before receiving her law degree with first class honours from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She has practiced as an attorney in criminal, civil and industrial courts in both her native Trinidad and in the U.K. at the Privy Council.  She has worked with multiple international organizations on development and human rights issues and has had a parallel career as a broadcast journalist and on-air presenter.  Maxine is a director on the board of the Massy Group of Companies.                

Admission:Free, RSVP Required

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |