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Global Executive Director, International Coalition of Girls’ Schools   Global Executive Director Megan Murphy has led the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools— the leading advocate for girls’ schools—since 2012. During Murphy’s tenure, the coalition has achieved historic growth in programs, membership, and staffing. Established in the United States as the …

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Organizational Development Consultant   Miranda Cohen focusses on international organizational and intercultural competencies. She brings experience in organizational assessment, strategic planning, intercultural understanding, program development, coalition building, and diversity and inclusion. She has over 10 years of experience in the NGO sector and has lived and worked in the United …

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Eunice Reddick 

Ambassador (retired) Eunice Reddick is an AWIU vice-president, co- chair of the Washington Chapter, and co-chair of COIR 2022. She has been a mentor for students interested in international affairs careers as Diplomat-in-Residence at Howard University, and as an instructor in fellowship programs at Georgetown University and Howard University. During …

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Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller-Volkoff is the immediate past president of AWIU. She is the former ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic whose foreign postings have included Poland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Soviet Union, Belgium, Russia, and Turkmenistan. She served as a Deputy Chief of Mission in Turkmenistan, Acting Consul General in St. …

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Entrepreneur and Humanitarian Pooja Chandra Pama is AWIU’s vice president emeritus, Special Operations, co-chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter, and COIR.  An Indian-born American entrepreneur, Pama has comprehensive international business experience in finance, healthcare, agriculture and real estate. She empowers women and families globally through entrepreneurship. Pama is also passionate …

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AWIU President Maggie Sabbag joined AWIU in 2015 and was elected to the position of president of the AWIU Board of Directors in January, 2022. Her work has encompassed emerging markets investment banking focusing on the former Soviet Union, including serving as an advisor for the Central Asian Investment Company, …

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Senior Women, Peace, and Security Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)   Senior Women, Peace, and Security Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Dr. Jennifer Hawkins is a global strategist and leading public policy expert on marginalized persons and vulnerable populations around the world. She is …

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Senior fellow for women and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Linda Robinson is a senior fellow for women and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Robinson is a distinguished author, analyst, and prize-winning former foreign correspondent with forty years of experience in international …

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Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute Advisory Council. She has …

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Director, Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Hadeil Ali is director of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The program is dedicated to elevating diverse voices and perspectives to lead to …

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