Roundtables & Keynotes

November 18, 2016

Mayor Vera Baboun

The Institute hosted a breakfast roundtable with Mayor Vera Baboun, the first female mayor of Bethlehem, and also filmed an interview with her. Since her election in 2012, Mayor Baboun has worked…
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November 15, 2016

Women’s Leadership Dinner

GIWPS celebrated Washington’s women leaders in foreign policy. The Institute brought together ambassadors, congresswomen, and senior leaders in the government, media and private sector communities to foster connections, mark transitions, and…
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November 10, 2016

Claudia Paz y Paz

GIWPS celebrated Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman attorney general in Guatemala and someone who made unprecedented strides in the prosecution of organized crime, corruption and human rights violations. Dr. Paz…
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November 7, 2016

Sustainable Energy

The Institute cohosted remarks by Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). Kyte discussed the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on…
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October 28, 2016

Human Rights in Myanmar

Dr. Yangehee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and Georgetown alumna, participated in a roundtable discussion on the worsening crisis in Rakhine state, the ongoing conflict…
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October 21, 2016

Lady Catherine Ashton

Lady Catherine Ashton, former EU foreign policy chief, discussed her negotiating experiences from Serbia-Kosovo to Iran nuclear talks as well as issues like Russia’s aggression, which pose a serious threat. She also spoke about the…
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October 13, 2016

Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Institute hosted a roundtable discussion with Angélica Fuentes, one of Latin America’s most recognized businesswomen and philanthropists. Fuentes spoke about the importance of women’s entrepreneurship, the barriers women confront, and the relationship between…
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September 30, 2016

Bridging Theory and Practice: Women & CVE

The Institute hosted an all-day, closed-door workshop on women and countering violent extremism (CVE) as part of our Bridging Theory and Practice series. We asked top practitioners, researchers and policymakers to…
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August 30, 2016

Colombia Human Rights Roundtable

The Institute hosted leading Colombian human rights defenders Linda Cabrera and Adriana Benjumea for a conversation about the Colombian peace process, and how their organizations are working to guarantee and…
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May 5, 2016

Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy: Women and Leadership

The Power Shift Forum convened over two days at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Participants joined from across the world to discuss this year’s theme of women…
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