AWIU Hosts

Maggie Sabbag

President, AWIU

Pooja Chandra Pama

AWIU Board Member and Entrepreneur
Co-Chair, COIR

Ambassador Eunice Reddick

U.S. Ambassador (retired)
Co-Chair, COIR

Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller-Volkoff

Immediate past president of AWIU

COIR Keynote Speaker

Katrina Fotovat

Senior Official in the Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

COIR Speakers

Bunmi Akinnusotu

Assistant Director for State Department Fellowship Programs, Howard University

Hadeil Ali

Deputy Director, Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Elizabeth Boesen

Assistant Director for Public Service Initiatives, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Ambassador (ret.) Piper Campbell

Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, American University, School of International Service

Ambassador (ret.) Makila James

Africa Center Senior Advisor
United States Institute of Peace

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera

Executive Director, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)

Dr. Sherry Mueller, Ph.D

Senior Adjunct Professor and Lecturer, School of International Service, American University

Leslie Schweitzer

Chair and Founder, Friends of American University of Afghanistan

Fadia Najib Thabet

International Woman of Courage (IWOC)

Rachel Thomas