Women and Foreign Policy Roundtable Series

Director: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
December 1, 2010 - Present

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Afghan Women and Girls After 2014

Speakers:

Barnett Rubin, Director and Senior Fellow, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, Rina Amiri, Senior Mediator, United Nations, Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Taking Stock: Gender Equality in the Muslim World

Speaker:

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Legal Anthropologist; Professorial Research Associate, Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, SOAS, University of London

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
October 21, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Unlocking Markets: How Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Can Spur Economic Growth

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Dina Habib Powell, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Inez Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking Alliance for Women, Patricia G. Greene, Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Babson College
September 10, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Ambassador Catherine M. Russell

Speaker:

Catherine M. Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Rachel B. Vogelstein, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
June 26, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Women and Girls in the Afghanistan Transition

Speakers:

Rachel Reid, Director of the Regional Policy Initiative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Open Society Foundations, David Sedney, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia, U.S. Department of Defense

Presider:

Catherine Powell, Women and Foreign Policy Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
June 20, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Disrupting Poverty: The Search for Innovative Solutions

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Shaifali Puri, Executive Director of Global Innovation, Nike Foundation, Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director for Gender, Population, and Development, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
May 20, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

Ending Child Marriage: Legal Approaches

Speakers:

Jody Heymann, Dean, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; Founding Director, World Policy Analysis Center, Yasmeen Hassan, Global Director, Equality Now

Presider:

Rachel B. Vogelstein, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2014

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Realizing the Promise of Clean Cookstoves

Speakers:

Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Gary Hattem, Managing Director, Community Development Finance Group at Deutsche Bank; President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Jonathan Cedar, Chief Executive Officer and Director, BioLite

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 24, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Consensus Building for the Most Vulnerable: Eliminating Child Marriage Globally

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Giovanna Lauro, Deputy Director, Promundo-U.S., Alaka Basu, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University
February 18, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Child Brides in Conflict Zones and Fragile States

Speakers:

Liesl Gerntholtz, Director of Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, Annie Bunting, Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migration of African Peoples, York University

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
December 10, 2013

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Child Marriage and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speakers:

Donald K. Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA

Presider:

Rachel B. Vogelstein, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2013

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Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution: An Assessment of Anti-Trafficking Efforts

Speakers:

Holly J. Burkhalter, Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, International Justice Mission, E. Benjamin Skinner, Senior Vice President, Tau Investment Management

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Improving U.S. Development Assistance

Speaker:

Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, U.S. Agency for International Development

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 6, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Women's Rights and the New Arab Constitutions

Speakers:

Fatemah Khafagy, Ombudsperson of Gender Equality, Egypt, Zahra Langhi, Cofounder, Libyan Women's Platform for Peace, Libya

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
March 4, 2013

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Conference Panel Session

Women, War, and Peace: Lessons from the Field

Speaker:

Ryan Crocker, Kissinger Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 17, 2012 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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Journey Through Transition: Women Leading Change in The Middle East and North Africa

Speakers:

Marianne Nagui Hanna Ibrahim, Co-founder and Executive Manager, Al-Gisr Center for Development and Dialogue, Souad Slaoui, Professor of Linguistics, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
October 26, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

The Unfinished Revolution: The Global Fight for Women’s Rights

Speakers:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations, Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch, Hibaaq Osman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Karama

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 5, 2012

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Women's Economic Empowerment: The Progress of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and the Value of Investing in Female Entrepreneurs

Speakers:

Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-large, Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State, Dina Habib Powell, President, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Sarah Kambou, President, International Center for Research on Women, Divya Keshav, 10,000 Women Graduate, Delhi, and Owner, Krishna Printernational

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
March 1, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

The Battle for Justice in Afghanistan

Speakers:

Kimberley Motley, Founder and Partner, Motley Legal Services, Tanaz Eshaghian, Documentary Filmmaker

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
February 27, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls

Speaker:

Mara Hvistendahl, Correspondent, Science Magazine

Presiders:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Joshua Kurlantzick, Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
February 6, 2012

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21st Century Warfare: Female Engagement Teams

Speakers:

Zoe Bedell, Analyst, Foros LLC and Former Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, Claire Russo, CFR International Affairs Fellow, Institute for Inclusive Security, Civilian Adviser to the U.S. Army, and Former Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps

Presiders:

Colonel Kathryn Burba, USA, Military Fellow, U.S. Army, Council on Foreign Relations, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 14, 2011

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Unlocking Potential: The Fight to Eradicate Child Marriage

Speakers:

Yasmeen Hassan, Global Director, Equality Now, Anju Malhotra, Vice President of Research, Innovation, and Impact, International Center for Research on Women

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

Speakers:

Michelle Bachelet, Undersecretary General and Executive Director, UN Women, Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator, Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, USAID, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers, United Nations (2011-2012) and Cofounder, International Civil Society Action Network, Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Former Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Presiders:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director of Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
November 14, 2011

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Taking Stock of Conflicts in Colombia, Liberia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan: Women, War & Peace

Speaker:

Abigail E. Disney, Cocreator, Women, War & Peace and Founder, Daphne Foundation

Presiders:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
November 14, 2011

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Human Trafficking: A Conversation with Civil Courage Prize Winners Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and Triveni Acharya

Speakers:

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, Founder and Director, Refuge Center for Abused Women; Author of Slaves of Power: A Journey to the Heart of World Sex Trafficking of Women, Triveni Acharya, President, Rescue Foundation

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
October 19, 2011

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Women, War & Peace

Speakers:

Abigail E. Disney, Co-creator, Women, War & Peace, Pamela Hogan, Co-creator, Women, War & Peace, Gini Reticker, Co-creator, Women, War & Peace, Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Executive Director, Women Peace and Security Network–Africa (WIPSEN)

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
October 18, 2011

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Conflict, Gender, and Civic Participation in Afghanistan

Speaker:

Samantha Leader, Former Regional Program Manager and Chief Technical Adviser, United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (UN-HABITAT)

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
October 17, 2011

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What Next in Afghanistan? Women and the Way Forward

Speakers:

Sarah R. Bennett, Loyola College in Maryland, Peggy McKean, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2010

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Achieving Reconstruction and Sustainable Development in Afghanistan: What’s Working and Why

Speakers:

Jennifer P. Holt, Deputy Director for Global Operations, Peace Dividend Trust, Michael S. Bowers, Regional Program Director, Central Asia, South and East Asia, Mercy Corps

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
November 3, 2010

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Women Rebuilding Afghanistan: A Conversation with Bpeace and Afghan Hands

Speakers:

Toni Maloney, Co-Founder and CEO, Business Council for Peace, Matin Maulawizada, Founder, Afghan Hands Inc.

Presider:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
October 28, 2010

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