Adela Raz (Simmons 2008 | Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 2010) will join a discussion by an all-female delegation of high-level Afghan government officials about driving reform for progress and security hosted by The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the US-Afghan Women's Council, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Brookings Institution.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Service Employees International Union
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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In the post-Taliban era, women of Afghanistan have seen increased standards of living and equality, yet the gains are typically uneven and tenuous. Given its history of patriarchal rule, the country still has a long way to go, but progress continues. Women leaders in the new Afghan government enable much of this progress. These women are key to implementing the National Unity Government’s reform agenda, and they provide critical expert analysis and implementation on a range of issues facing Afghanistan.
Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the conversation, while adding his own perspectives. Delegation members are:
Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Deputy Minister for Policy - Ministry of Finance
Deputy Minister, Minister of Mines and Petroleum
Senior Advisor to the President on High Councils
Director of Policy and Analysis, Administrative Office of the President
Commissioner, Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of the Constitution
Dr. Zohra Nawabi
Member, Provincial Council of Kabul Province
Appointment Board Commissioner, Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service Commission
Following their conversation, panelists will take audience questions.