Tuesday, October 08, 2013

CFR Conference Call: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rights of Women

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Fall 2013 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, October 9, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in WY 326.  Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR's fellow for women and foreign policy, will discuss U.S. foreign policy and the rights of women and girls.

Ms. Vogelstein's research focuses on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security. She also directs a roundtable series on child marriage and U.S. foreign policy. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Vogelstein was director of policy and senior adviser in the Office of Global Women's Issues within the Office of the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, she advised Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first-ever U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues, on a range of foreign policy issues related to the advancement of women. She is an attorney by training with expertise in women's issues. Ms. Vogelstein is a recipient of the Secretary of State's Superior Honor Award and a National Association of Women Lawyers Award.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Rachel B. Vogelstein, "Ending Child Marriage," Report, Council on Foreign Relations Press, May 2013.
2) Rachel B. Vogelstein, "Why Ending Child Marriage Abroad is Good for the United States," Op-Ed, Atlantic Monthly, May 22, 2013.
3) Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, "The Hillary Doctrine: Women's Rights Are a National Security Issue," Op-Ed, Atlantic Monthly, April 8, 2013.

if you would like to attend this conference call, please RSVP to me at sweinberger@pugetsound.edu.

I hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger