News 


WFPG Celebrates 20 Years!

Women Leaders Tackling 21st Century Challenges


20th Anniversary


On June 10th, WFPG celebrated 20 years of promoting women’s leadership and voices in foreign affairs with a conference on “Women Leaders Tackling 21st Century Challenges,” which highlighted women from across the foreign policy community.

The discussions covered the Middle East, women’s leadership in the public and private sectors, the impact of technology and social media in foreign policy, media coverage of global hot spots, and 20 ideas to meet tomorrow’s global challenges. The day-long conference concluded with a reception hosted by Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde of Finland on Celebrating Women Leaders Across Generations. Photos and articles coming soon!


Photos | Videos | Sponsors
Diplomatic Honorary Committee



 Featured Story 


Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon
National Security Advisor Susan Rice

Amb. Rice

 

On May 14th, WFPG honored National Security Advisor Susan Rice at its Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon. The conversation focused on major national security challenges facing the US and was moderated by PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor and Managing Editor Judy Woodruff. Rice addressed Russian intervention in Ukraine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Syrian Civil War, the Iranian talks on nuclear weapons, the Benghazi investigation, tensions between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea, the efforts to recover the kidnapped Nigerian girls, and the current state of American foreign policy and America’s role in the world. Read more

 

Photos | Press | Sponsors | Diplomatic Committee

 

 Event Highlights 

 

State Department Briefing:
Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson

 

Anne Patterson


Oct 1—Ambassador Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, spoke to WFPG members and guests on "Transitions, Revolutions, Sectarian Strife and ISIL: An Inside Look into a Volatile Region." She covered the impacts of ISIL on the Middle East, the fallout from the Arab Spring and her predictions about the future of the region. The event was moderated by Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post. View photos

 



Beyond the Headlines:
Helene Cooper speaks on the Ebola crisis

 

Helene Cooper


Nov 3—Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent at The New York Times, spoke to WFPG members and guests about her recent trip to Liberia to report on the Ebola epidemic. Cooper gave a first-hand account of Ebola hospitals, the reaction of the Liberian people, and her opinion of the American media's portrayal of Ebola. The discussion was moderated by WFPG Board Member Elisabeth Bumiller, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times. The event was co-hosted by NYU Washington, DC. View photos

 


 

Embassy Series: Ireland
Defining our 21st Century Identity

 

Ireland


Oct 8—Ambassador Anne Anderson of Ireland spoke to WFPG members and guests about Irish identity in the 21st century, the Irish economy, and immigration. The event was held at Ambassador Anderson's residence and was moderated by WFPG Board Chair Ann Stock. View photos

 



Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon
WFPG Honors Foreign Policy Journalists

 

alt


Dec 15—The Women's Foreign Policy Group honored The New York Times Pentagon Correspondent Helene Cooper, CNN Global Affairs Correspondent Elise Labott, The Washington Post Pentagon Correspondent Missy Ryan, and PBS Newshour Chief Foreign Correspondent Margaret Warner for their outstanding coverage of national security and foreign policy issues. The discussion on "Global Crises: A View from the Inside", was moderated by Elisabeth Bumiller, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief for The New York Times and a member of the WFPG Board of Directors. During their remarks and the following discussion, the journalists covered the Ebola crisis, the firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, ISIS, negotiations in Iran, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, Secretary Hagel’s recent trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, the recently released CIA torture report, the current situation in Libya, Secretary Kerry’s tenure at the State Department and his relationship with National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Ashton Carter’s new role as Secretary of Defense, and President Obama’s foreign policy legacy.

 

Photos | Audio | Transcript

 


 

Embassy Series: Japan
Japan's Foreign Policy: Now and Future


alt


Nov 20—H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States spoke to WFPG members and guests at his residence on the subject of Japan's foreign policy. The discussion was moderated by Mary Jordan of Washington Post Live. View photos

 


 

Where do you start?
Careers in International Affairs


alt


Aug 5—The WFPG hosted a panel discussion on careers in international affairs as part of its commitment to mentoring the next generation of women leaders. The panel of experienced professionals included: Ambassador Linda Jewell, a retired US Foreign Service Officer and Executive Vice President of International Student Exchange Programs; Stefania Piffanelli, Deputy Director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, DC; WFPG Board Secretary and Treasurer Dawn Calabia; and moderator Patricia Ellis, WFPG President. The conversation covered a range of topics including career development and job-seeking strategies, as well as advice for building confidence and maintaining a work-life balance, with the panelists sharing personal stories and words of wisdom with the students and young professionals. Read more

 

 

 Membership

Women's Foreign Policy Group membership is open to professionals and organizations committed to global engagement and promoting women leaders in international affairs. Join today!

 

 Upcoming Events

 

July 21, 2015 | Washington, DC


Ashley's War:
The Untold Story of Women Soldiers
on the Special Ops Battlefield


Gayle Tzemach Lemmon


View invite and register




July 14, 2015 | Washington, DC


Member Networking Happy Hour


Register



 

 Recent Events

 

June 10, 2015 | Washington, DC


20th Anniversary Celebration

Women Leaders Tackling 21st Century Challenges


Photos | Videos



 

May 18, 2015 | Washington, DC


Germany and the US: Common Challenges
of the Transatlantic Relationship


H.E. Peter Wittig
Ambassador of Germany


Photos

 


 

May 13, 2015 | Washington, DC


State Department Briefing:
Charting a New Course on Cuba


Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs


Photos

 


 

May 1, 2015 | Washington, DC


The Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean:
The European Union's Response


H.E. David O’Sullivan
Ambassador of the European Union


Photos

 


 

April 29, 2015 | Washington, DC


Putin: The Man at War with the West


Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution


Photos



 

April 23, 2015 | Washington, DC


Celebration of Women Diplomats


Photos

 


 

April 21, 2015 | New York, NY


Celebration of Women Diplomats


Photos

 


 

April 10, 2015 | Washington, DC


Germany in Europe: The Cautious Leader


Karen Donfried, German Marshall Fund


Photos



 

March 31, 2015 | New York, NY

 

Voices of Women from the UN
Security Council on Peace and Security




March 24, 2015 | Washington, DC


Member Networking Happy Hour



 

March 9, 2015 | Washington, DC


Embassy Series: France


Ambassador Gérard Araud


Photos




February 26, 2015 | New York, NY

 

Annual NY Mentoring Fair


Photos



 

February 23, 2015 | Washington, DC

 

Standing Under ISIS Narratives:
Implications of a Narrative Lens for Countering Extremism


Sara Cobb


Photos




February 11, 2015 | Washington, DC

 

Gender-Based Violence in the DRC:
A Status Report


Marcy Hersh


Photos



 

February 6, 2015 | New York, NY

 

Gender-Based Violence in the DRC:
A Status Report


Marcy Hersh


Photos

 


 

February 4, 2015 | Washington, DC

 

Annual DC Mentoring Fair


Photos

 


 

January 29, 2015 | Washington, DC

 

State Department Briefing:
Human Rights and National Security


Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski


Photos

 


 

January 15, 2015 | Washington, DC

 

Obama's Cuba Initiative:
Significance and Next Steps


Julia E. Sweig


Photos

 


 

January 13, 2015 | Washington, DC

 

Member Networking Happy Hour

 


 

December 15, 2014 | Washington, DC

 

Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon

 

Global Conflicts and Crises:
The View from the Inside

 

Helene Cooper, The New York Times
Elise Labott, CNN
Missy Ryan, The Washington Post
Margaret Warner, PBS Newshour
Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times

 

Photos | Audio | Sponsors | Transcript

 


 

November 20, 2014 | Washington, DC

 

Embassy Series: Japan

 

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae


Photos

 


 

November 13, 2014 | New York, NY

 

The Situation in Syria:
Providing Medical Relief during Conflict

 

Deane Marchbein


Photos

 


 

November 7, 2014 | Washington, DC

 

Turkish Foreign Policy:
A Balancing Act

 

Gönül Tol


Photos

 


  click analytics    
 
powered by MemberClicks