Women and Foreign Policy Roundtable Series

Director: Rachel B. Vogelstein, Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program
December 1, 2010 - Present

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Innovation in Global Development

Speaker: Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director, U.S. Gloabl Development Lab, United States Agency for International Development
Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein, Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
June 24, 2015

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Equal Participation in Peace and Security: Progress on UNSCR 1325

Speaker: Nahla Valji, Policy Advisory and Acting Section Chief for Peace and Security, UN Women
Presider: Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
June 9, 2015

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Who Decides on War and Peace? Revolutionizing Leadership for Global Security

Speaker: Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security: Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and Founder, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Presider: Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2015

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Smart U.S. Foreign Assistance

Speaker: Dana Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein, Senior Fellow and Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
May 12, 2015

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Educating Girls, Investing in the Future

Speaker: Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff to the First Lady, and Executive Director of the Council on Women and Girls, The White House
Presider: Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
March 4, 2015

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Child Marriage Amid Disaster and Conflict

Speaker: Kristin Kim Bart, Senior Technical Advisor, Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit, International Rescue Committee
Presider: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
February 20, 2015

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Afghan Women and Girls After 2014

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

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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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Unlocking Markets: How Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Can Spur Economic Growth

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

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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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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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Disrupting Poverty: The Search for Innovative Solutions

Speakers: Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director for Gender, Population, and Development, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Shaifali Puri, Executive Director of Global Innovation, Nike Foundation
Presider: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
May 20, 2014

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Ending Child Marriage: Legal Approaches

Speakers: Yasmeen Hassan, Global Director, Equality Now, Jody Heymann, Dean, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; Founding Director, World Policy Analysis Center
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: Jonathan Cedar, Chief Executive Officer and Director, BioLite, Gary Hattem, Managing Director, Community Development Finance Group at Deutsche Bank; President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
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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Consensus Building for the Most Vulnerable: Eliminating Child Marriage Globally

Speakers: Alaka Basu, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Giovanna Lauro, Deputy Director, Promundo-U.S.
Presider: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
February 18, 2014

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Child Brides in Conflict Zones and Fragile States

Speakers: Annie Bunting, Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migration of African Peoples, York University, Liesl Gerntholtz, Director of Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
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: Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, Donald K. Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
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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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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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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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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The Unfinished Revolution: The Global Fight for Women’s Rights

Speakers: Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations, Hibaaq Osman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Karama, Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch
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: Sarah Kambou, President, International Center for Research on Women, Divya Keshav, 10,000 Women Graduate, Delhi, and Owner, Krishna Printernational, Dina Habib Powell, President, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-large, Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
March 1, 2012

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The Battle for Justice in Afghanistan

Speakers: Tanaz Eshaghian, Documentary Filmmaker, Kimberley Motley, Founder and Partner, Motley Legal Services
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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Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls

Speaker: Mara Hvistendahl, Correspondent, Science Magazine
Presiders: Joshua Kurlantzick, Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, 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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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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Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, Undersecretary General and Executive Director, UN Women, 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, 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
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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Human Trafficking: A Conversation with Civil Courage Prize Winners Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and Triveni Acharya

Speakers: Triveni Acharya, President, Rescue Foundation, 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
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, Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Executive Director, Women Peace and Security Network–Africa (WIPSEN), Pamela Hogan, Co-creator, Women, War & Peace, Gini Reticker, Co-creator, Women, War & Peace
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: Michael S. Bowers, Regional Program Director, Central Asia, South and East Asia, Mercy Corps, Jennifer P. Holt, Deputy Director for Global Operations, Peace Dividend Trust
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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