Host Michelle Shroeder Fletcher interviews Irene Tinker, Professor Emeritus University of California Berkeley about her new book, "Crossing Centuries," a memoir that captures a pivotal moment, 1953, when East Africa was on the road to independence.
A pioneer in the field of women in development, Irene Tinker is professor emerita in the departments of city and regional planning & women's studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as founding director of the Equity Policy Center (1978-89), assistant director of ACTION and director of its policy & planning office (1977-78), and founding director of the office of international science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1973-77). She also founded the International Center for Research on Women, the nation's premier institution for the study of women's economic and health issues (1976). She has published widely and has held various committee assignments for the United Nations.