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Foreign Policy Makeover: Women's Roles and Rights in Diplomacy

Location 
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Date

November 14, 2013
5:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Foreign Policy Makeover:

Women's Roles and Rights in Diplomacy

 

Thursday, November 14, 5:30-8pm

Room 1501, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street

 

Join the Institute for the Study of Human Rights’ Gender and Human Rights Program and the Gender and Public Policy Specialization for an exciting symposium exploring women as actors in, and subjects of, foreign policy. We will examine the obstacles and opportunities that women face in making foreign policy, as well as in ensuring that women's rights and gender issues play a role in diplomatic discussions.

Chaired by Yasmine Ergas, Director of the Gender and Public Policy Specialization at SIPA and the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the symposium will commence with an overview by Penelopa Gjurchilova, an ISHR Visiting Scholar, followed by two panel discussions with the following confirmed speakers:

  • H.E. Rosemary DiCarlo, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN
  • H.E. Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the UN
  • Ambassador John Hirsch, Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone and SIPA Professor
  • Fiyola Hoosen-Steele, Head of the Plan International Office to the UN and Former South African Diplomat
  • H.E. Tine Mørch Smith, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN
  • H.E. Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy
  • Carne Ross, Executive Director, Independent Diplomat
  • Charlotta Schlyter, Counsellor, Head of Section, Human Rights and Social Affairs, Delegation of the EU to the UN
  • H.E. Karen Tan, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required. Please note that registration does not guarantee entrance to the event, as seating will be given on a first come, first served basis. 

Contact 

For more information about this event:

Branwen Millar
bmm2153@columbia.edu