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04/22/24: Shaping Frontiers: US-Bahrain Relations & Women's Role in Middle East Diplomacy
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
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Join the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and The Embassy of Bahrain on Tuesday, April 23 for a conversation featuring H.E. Dr. Shaikha Muneera Al Khalifathe Director-General of the Diplomatic Academy of Bahrain. We will discuss the changing role of women in diplomacy in the Middle East, and how gender-inclusive diplomatic training is affecting the region.

The discussion will address practical strategies for success in the face of persistent barriers, and how efforts to empower women diplomats can foster a more diverse and effective diplomatic corps. Join us in exploring how prioritizing women's participation in diplomatic training can shape a more inclusive, resilient, and forward-thinking diplomatic landscape.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
1255 23rd St. N.W. Suite #800
Washington, D.C., 20037

4:00 PM - Networking Reception
4:30 PM - Fireside Chat


Dr. Shaikha Muneera Al Khalifa  was appointed as director of the Diplomatic Institute in September 2016. Dr. Muneera took the responsibility, with guidance from his excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to establish the institute, its mandate, identity, and role. Since 2019, Dr. Muneera has supervised the Institute's transition into the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies. Prior to 2016, Dr. Muneera worked while finishing her doctorate in academia primarily teaching courses in Middle Eastern history and politics. Her research focused on international norms, national identity, and nation building. Dr. Muneera is fluent in both English and Arabic, and has a working knowledge of French. Dr. Muneera holds an MPhil and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations and Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, in which she was the first Bahraini to receive the Clarendon Scholarship


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