UW Alum, Leo Baunach - The impact Professor Ramamurthy's course Women in International Economic Development has had on the work he does now.

University of Washington Alum, Leo Baunach (class of 2013), has cultivated a dynamic and rewarding career after leaving UW with a degree in International Studies.  Leo is now working as a Research Officer at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).  Recently Leo reached out to Professor Priti Ramamurthy to let her know how her course, Women in International Economic Development (GWSS 345), has impacted the work he does now.  When working on research to support Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler’s contribution to a recent panel discussion at the 2016 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, ‘Making Macroeconomics Work for Women,’ Leo drew upon the course content from his work with Professor Ramamurthy back in 2012.    Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler brought a critical perspective to the panel discussion on a wide range of issues including informal/precarious work, austerity, and public services.  Years after taking Professor Ramamurthy’s course, Leo is still utilizing the invaluable tools he found in the course curriculum of Women in International Economic Development.  Reflecting on the continuing value of this course content, Leo said, "The intersectional, global perspective of Women and International Economic Development provided me with tools and perspectives to analyze a wide range of topics, including the nexus of gender, inequality and decent work that was discussed on this panel."  To view a video from the this important gathering, please follow this link: https://www.imf.org/external/POS_Meetings/SeminarDetails.aspx?SeminarId=187

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