Foreign Policy Institute’s Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series Presents

Diplomacy and Diversity: A Female Diplomat in the Middle East

with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Moderated by Shamila N. Chaudhary, Senior Advisor to the Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

4:45pm – 6:00pm

Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC

Former US Ambassador to Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley shared her experiences as the first female leader of a US mission in Saudi...

Although the embers have since cooled in one of the most hotly anticipated and closely watched midterm elections in the US, its striking results are likely to leave a profound impact on American politics for the foreseeable future. 

This year’s midterm elections made history by delivering some important firsts. Now there are more than 100 women who hold congressional seats, comprised of 79 Democrats and 29 Republicans. This was an important milestone given the fact that women, despite being rough...

In the tiny Lebanese village of Bar Elias, about two dozen Syrian women with solemn, worry-lined faces, some with infants in their laps, sat on floor mats in a dimly lit tent set up by the UNHCR. They had gathered for the “Women’s Group” meeting – an opportunity to share concerns and get advice on how to care for their families and cope with the overwhelming challenges of life as refugees.

But on this day, the conversation was not about the usual family issues. Every last woman who spoke expresse...

January 8, 2015

*Re-posted with permission from The Bush Institute.

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, which led to the larger Arab Spring. The Bush Institute talks in this interview with Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli about those upheavals. She also discusses the role of women in promoting freedom, which the Institute’s Women’s Initiative is focused on with programs aimed at improving education, health care and economic opportunities for women and girls.

Ambassador Tahir-Khel...

This is a re-post of an article in "On Faith."

Israel is less popular on the left of the political spectrum than on the right. A new Pew survey finds that Democrats are far less likely to support Israel than are Republicans and that liberal Democrats are less so than their moderate or conservative confreres. Internationally, socialist parties are less sympathetic to the Jewish state than conservative ones; the further to the left, the fiercer the antipathy. In the church world, several mainline d...

The best-selling single of 2013 was “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, clocking sales of more than 1.47 million copies. It has a catchy tune and provocative lyrics. Arguably the most popular entertainment industry story of last year also involved the same song, and Miley Cyrus. Miley, a former child star, made headlines by twerking on Mr. Thicke’s groin while he sang the following lines from his best-selling single:

“OK now he was close, tried to domesticate you

But you're an animal, baby, it's in y...

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