Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon

Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa
June 20, 2016 | Washington, DC
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Washington, DC—On June 20, 2016, WFPG honored Assistant Secretaries of State: Ambassador Anne Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Anne Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, at its Celebration of Women Leaders luncheon. The conversation on "Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa" was moderated by Washington Post Senior National Security Correspondent Karen DeYoung.

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WFPG Board Chair Ann Stock


WFPG President Patricia Ellis

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Karen DeYoung opens the panel discussion


The Assistant Secretaries with Karen DeYoung

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Patricia Ellis, Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal of Morocco,
Ambassador Fayçal Gouia of Tunisia, and
Chargé d'Affaires Carla Jazzar of Lebanon


Ann Stock and Nobuko Sasae,
wife of the Ambassador of Japan


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WFPG Board Member and event sponsor
Allison Ford of United Technologies with
Ambassador Božo Cerar of Slovenia


Patricia Ellis with Deputy Chiefs of Mission
Nathalie Broadhurst of France and Cristina Fraile of Spain

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Julie Davis of The New York Times,
WFPG Board Member Elisabeth Bumiller, and Patricia Ellis


Shelly Porges and WFPG Board
Member Theresa Loar of CH2M

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WFPG Board Member Anita Botti with
Wenchi Yu of Goldman Sachs


Ambassador Floreta Faber of Albania and
Birgitte Hygen of the Embassy of Norway

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WFPG Board Member Marcia Wiss and Anne Richard


WFPG Board Member Stephenie Foster and guests

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Anne Richard, Linda Thomas-Greenfield,
and DCM Alejandra Solano Cabalceta of Costa Rica


WFPG Board Member Isabel Jasinowski and Elizabeth Stevens

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Ambassador-at-Large for Global
Women's Issues Catherine Russell and
Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana of Rwanda


Ambassador Božo Cerar,
WFPG Board Member Kate Irvin of Coca-Cola, and
WFPG Board Vice Chair Gail Leftwich Kitch

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Ambassador Thelma Phillip-Browne of St. Kitts and Nevis


DCM Alejandra Solano Cabalceta and
Ambassador Hassana Alidou of Niger

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Deborah Saidy, Patricia Ellis, and Deborah Derrick


Guests at the reception

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DCM Jolene Tan of Singapore at the luncheon


Patricia Ellis welcomes guests

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Hanan Saab, Kelsey Sherbondy, and
Brianna Philips of event sponsor
NAFSA: Association of International Educators


Luncheon attendees