MEDIA ADVISORY: Hillary Rodham Clinton to Honor Christiane Amanpour and Women Activists from Sudan, Yemen and Syria in Georgetown Ceremony


WHAT: Secretary Clinton will honor Christiane Amanpour for her decades-long career covering some of the world’s most intractable conflicts and for uplifting women from Afghanistan to Iran through her reporting. Courageous women peacebuilders Alaa Salah–whose leadership of pro-democracy efforts in Sudan went viral in 2019–and Muna Luqman (Yemen) and Ghalia Alrahhal (Syria) will also receive the 2023 Hillary Rodham Clinton awards. 

The awards are bestowed annually by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) for exceptional leadership in promoting women’s rights and creating a more peaceful and secure world for all. 


  • Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor for CNN and Host of CNN International’s Amanpour
  • Alaa Salah, Sudanese Democracy Activist (Sudan)
  • Muna Luqman, Founder and Executive Director of Food4Humanity and Co-Founder of the Women’s Solidarity Network (Yemen)
  • Ghalia Alrahhal, Executive Director of the Mazaya Organization for Women’s Development (Syria)


  • Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Founding Chair, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 11:00am – 12:30pm EDT

WHERE: Gaston Hall, Healy Hall, Georgetown University 

RSVP:  Media who are interested in attending in person must RSVP by emailing Please indicate if you are requesting a camera position. A livestream of the event will be available here

Following the program, speakers will answer questions from Georgetown students. 


About the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security

Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @giwps and Instagram @georgetown_wps.

About Georgetown University

Established in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States. Located in Washington DC, Doha, Qatar, and around the world, Georgetown University is a leading academic and research institution, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. For more information about Georgetown University, visit or connect with Georgetown on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

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