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Centers & Programs

Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program analyzes how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives, including prosperity, stability, and security. The program informs policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public about issues related to gender equality and U.S. foreign policy through scholarship, roundtable discussions, briefings, and the Women Around the World blog.

129 million girls remain out of school

Program Experts

Ann Norris

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Catherine Powell

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy (ON LEAVE)

Linda Robinson

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

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