Cathy Russell: How Did Women Come to Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy?

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm02/14/2019 4:30pm 02/14/2019 5:45pm Cathy Russell: How Did Women Come to Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy?

Former Ambassador Cathy Russell leads a weekly study group entitled: "Why Women and Girls Matter to U.S. Foreign Policy." This study group will examine the role of the United States in supporting women around the world, including the important role of men and boys, and consider the future of American leadership. 

In her first session, "How Did Women Come to Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy?" Cathy will look at the challenges faced by women, including limited political participation, gender-based violence, lack of education, and difficulties participating in formal economies. 

Littauer L-166 (IOP Conference Room) America/New_York public
Littauer L-166 (IOP Conference Room)

How Did Women Come to Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy?

From the 1995 Beijing Declaration to recent U.S. policy statements, what are the policy underpinnings of the U.S. government’s efforts on behalf of women and girls around the world?  This session will look at the challenges faced by women, including limited political participation, gender-based violence, lack of education, and difficulties participating in formal economies. Why are these issues important to U.S. policy makers?  And how did the Obama Administration make the empowerment of women a foreign-policy priority?