A Conversation with Ambassador Catherine M. Russell

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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

Rachel Vogelstein and Ambassador Catherine M. Russell discuss how the United States can seek to elevate the status of women and girls internationally through its foreign policy agenda.

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