Xavier Magazine

Oh! Kosovo

It was the challenge of a lifetime. Professor of management and entrepreneurship Art Shriberg, an authority on diversity, is helping officials in Kosovo build diversity and gender equity into the former Communist country. No small task in a land torn apart by religious and ethnic wars.

“Everything from language to lifestyle is up for grabs,” says Shriberg. “They have a history of abusing women.”

In October, he held workshops on enforcing laws in villages where abusive husbands are rarely prosecuted. The officials are ready for the change, he says, but not the people. He’s returning this spring to take his training into the communities.

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