Friday, September 24, 2010

Go On! Women, Iraq, Afghanistan

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

Women as a Barometer of Success and Stability? Sharing “Lessons Learned” from Iraq to Afghanistan is the topic of a discussion to be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern time this Monday, September 27. If you're interested, you can register here to attend in person the event, to be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. -- or you can tune in here to watch the live webcast at the appointed time and date.
Panelists will be:
► Dr. Isobel Coleman (right) (prior post), senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and author of Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East (2010); and
Manal M. Omar (left), director of Iraq Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of the recent Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity -- My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos (2010), which details her experiences in Iraq as an American aid worker of Arab descent.
Moderator will be Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (below right), journalist, deputy director of CFR's Women and Foreign Policy Program, and is author The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (forthcoming 2011), about an Afghan entrepreneur in the Taliban years.
Details here.

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