The Faculty of Social and Political Science (FISIP) Universitas Muhammadiyah (Unismuh) Makassar held a guest lecture on Tuesday (02/03). The lecture that raised the theme “Women, Leadership, and the Integration on Entrepreneurship ” on the fifth floor of the Iqra Building. On this occasion, the Vice Rector I of Unismuh Makassar, Dr. Abd Rakhim Nanda attended. He was accompanied by Lesley Robinson, Founding Director of KS Weli, the University of Texas in Austin, the United States; and Nurlaela Jum, the Director of Bolasugi School.
Abd Rakhim Nanda appreciated FISIP Unismuh which organized the guest lecture program. He also expressed his gratitude to the Foreign Affairs Department of the United States, KS WELI University of Texas, YSEALI, Women Collaboration Forum, and LPBKUI Unismuh Makassar that supported the program. “For this year, Unismuh Makassar was granted the national achievement in Student Entrepreneurship. It is evident that we support this area,” he said in a statement.
He also invited all participants to emphasize and provide inclusivity in leadership. Over the years, said Abd Rakhim, women have built various big steps as leaders in education. “In Unismuh Makassar, the amount of women’s leadership is now in balance. It also creates a dynamic situation to move forward to empower communities and humanities,” he added.
Furthermore, Dr. Ihyani Malik, the Dean of FISIP Unismuh Makassar, highlighted the purpose of the program which aimed to support the internalization program. “It is our effort to strengthen the networks to support internalization programs. We expected that it could be followed-up with student exchanges, collaborative research, and entrepreneurship and women leadership assistance programs,” she said.
The guest lecture was also attended by the vice-deans, department leaders, lecturers, education personnel, and students from the international class in FISIP UM Makassar.