WELLINGTON: Experiences of an International Aid Worker in Gaza
Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 5:40pm
Old Government Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (GBLT2)

SPEAKER: Marilyn Garson

Four years, two wars and one most unlikely social enterprise.

Marilyn Garson was an experienced aid professional who created jobs at the edge of war. In 2011, she was invited to move to the Gaza Strip. Friends warned her that nothing worked behind the Gaza blockade. Unable to resist that challenge, Marilyn became the Economic Director of a large NGO programme, leading an ambitious young Palestinian team. 

As a child, Marilyn Garson was wired to notice power and vulnerability. She studied political science and philosophy, and then set off to apply them. Working with people who support their families at the edge of war, Marilyn has established creative and technology social enterprises.