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The Vital, Expanding Role of Women in International Policy Making

By: | posted on: Mar 13, 2018

Date(s) - 03/13/2018
10:30 am

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Burns Auditorium in the George Marshall Center


$20.00 USD
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AAFSW cordially invites you to join us for our tenth annual Women’s History Month panel entitled “The Vital, Expanding Role of Women in International Policy Making,” which will take place on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Burns Auditorium in the George Marshall Center of the State Department in Washington, DC.

The event celebrates and promotes women’s history and empowerment to recognize the important role that women have been playing in our society throughout the centuries, demonstrating their exceptional vision and leadership in all spheres. The panel discussion will feature several extraordinary women who have contributed to advancing women’s causes in important ways: Her Excellency Rev. Dr. Ocansey, Princess of the Ocansey Royal Family of Ada, Ghana; Her Excellency Dina Kawar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States; Shahin Mafi, founder and CEO of Home Health Connection, Inc.; and Lisa Schlager, Vice President of FORCE.


Please RSVP by Friday, March 9 to or 703-820-5420 to register. All attendees without a State Department badge will need to provide their date of birth and a driver’s license or passport number to submit to the Office of Security at the State Department. The charge for the program is $20.00 per person to cover catering costs. Please send your information and a check (made out to AAFSW) to our headquarters at 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite 214, Arlington VA, 22203.

Please come to the 21st Street NW entrance of the Department of State (between C Street and Virginia Avenue NW). As you enter rather than reporting to the main desk, please go to the table to your left where one of our members will check you in.


The closest metro is Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange, Silver lines).

Parking: Columbia Plaza – on the corner of Virginia Avenue and 23rd Street. Columbia Plaza may be entered from Virginia Avenue or E Street. Expensive – $24 for more than 2 hours.

There is a small parking garage at 2112 F Street NW, which is less expensive than Columbia Plaza, but space is limited.

We will have an informal coffee (and tea) social time, which begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the panel discussion, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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