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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Roundtable ⁄ Washington

Addressing Security Challenges: A Conversation with Michele Flournoy

May 20, 2016 7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

May 20, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

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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Meeting ⁄ New York

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 J. 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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Meeting ⁄ New York

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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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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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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Meeting ⁄ New York

Unlocking Markets: How Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Can Spur Economic Growth

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


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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Meeting ⁄ New York

Disrupting Poverty: The Search for Innovative Solutions

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)


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 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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Consensus Building for the Most Vulnerable: Eliminating Child Marriage Globally

Speakers Giovanna Lauro

Deputy Director, Promundo-U.S.

, Alaka Basu

Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University


Presider Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

February 18, 2014

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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. SteinbergDeputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, Helene D. GaylePresident and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA
Presider Rachel B. VogelsteinFellow 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. BurkhalterVice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, International Justice Mission, E. Benjamin SkinnerSenior Vice President, Tau Investment Management
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 KoppellSenior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, U.S. Agency for International Development
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 KhafagyOmbudsperson of Gender Equality, Egypt, Zahra LanghiCofounder, Libyan Women's Platform for Peace, Libya
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 CrockerKissinger Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 IbrahimCo-founder and Executive Manager, Al-Gisr Center for Development and Dialogue, Souad SlaouiProfessor of Linguistics, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations, Minky WordenDirector of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch, Hibaaq OsmanFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Karama
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 VerveerAmbassador-at-large, Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State, Dina Habib PowellPresident, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Sarah KambouPresident, International Center for Research on Women, Divya Keshav10,000 Women Graduate, Delhi, and Owner, Krishna Printernational
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior 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 Kimberley MotleyFounder and Partner, Motley Legal Services, Tanaz EshaghianDocumentary Filmmaker
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 HvistendahlCorrespondent, Science Magazine
Presiders Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Joshua KurlantzickFellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
February 6, 2012

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21st Century Warfare: Female Engagement Teams

Speakers Zoe BedellAnalyst, Foros LLC and Former Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, Claire RussoCFR 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, USAMilitary Fellow, U.S. Army, Council on Foreign Relations, Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 HassanGlobal Director, Equality Now, Anju MalhotraVice President of Research, Innovation, and Impact, International Center for Research on Women
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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. DisneyCocreator, Women, War & Peace and Founder, Daphne Foundation
Presiders Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Stewart M. PatrickSenior 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

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

Speakers Lydia Cacho RibeiroFounder and Director, Refuge Center for Abused Women; Author of Slaves of Power: A Journey to the Heart of World Sex Trafficking of Women, Triveni AcharyaPresident, Rescue Foundation
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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. DisneyCo-creator, Women, War & Peace, Pamela HoganCo-creator, Women, War & Peace, Gini RetickerCo-creator, Women, War & Peace, Leymah Gbowee2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Executive Director, Women Peace and Security Network–Africa (WIPSEN)
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 LeaderFormer Regional Program Manager and Chief Technical Adviser, United Nations Centre for Human Settlement (UN-HABITAT)
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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. BennettLoyola College in Maryland, Peggy McKeanU.S. Department of State
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonCouncil 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. HoltDeputy Director for Global Operations, Peace Dividend Trust, Michael S. BowersRegional Program Director, Central Asia, South and East Asia, Mercy Corps
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow 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 MaloneyCo-Founder and CEO, Business Council for Peace, Matin MaulawizadaFounder, Afghan Hands Inc.
Presider Gayle Tzemach LemmonFellow and Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
October 28, 2010

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