As part of our mission to amplify the voices of women in foreign policy and to highlight their work, the WFPG publishes a weekly newsletter to share foreign policy focused discussions, podcasts and articles featuring women speakers and authors with its network and the wider foreign policy community. If you have an event or article you'd like us to highlight, reach out to us at [email protected]. Subscribe here

Monday, October 4
The International Community's Response to the Afghanistan Crisis | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by Society for International Development
Nargis Nehan, US-Afghan Women’s Council; Anna Slother, Chemonics; Henrietta Fore, UNICEF; and moderator Jeff Grieco, Afghan American Chamber of Commerce | REGISTER
Tunisia's Bumpy Road | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by Middle East Institute
Eya Jrad, Tunisia Ministry of Higher Education; Elizia Volkmann, British Freelance Journalist; James Zogby, Arab American Institute; an moderator Intissar Fakir, MEI | REGISTER

Tuesday, October 5
China Pathfinder Launch | 9:00 AM ET
Hosted by Atlantic Council
Lingling Wei, Wall Street Journal; Tom Orlik, Bloomberg Economics; Anna Ashton, US-China Business Council | REGISTER
Achieving Climate Ambition at COP26 and Beyond | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by Stimson Center
Karen Pierce, Ambassador of the UK to the US; Motaz Zahran; Ambassador of Egypt to the US; Brian Finlay, Stimson Center; and moderator Sally Yozell, Stimson Center | REGISTER

Wednesday, October 6
Forging a Role for Women in The Venezuelan Negotiations | 8:30 AM ET
Hosted by Atlantic Council
Sara Cohen, Global Affairs Canada; Mariela Magallanes, Unitary Platform of Venezuela; Bibi Borges, Centro de Justicia y Paz; Indira Urbaneja, Reunificados; and moderators Diego Area, Atlantic Council; and Domingo Sadurni, Atlantic Council | REGISTER
Addressing Gender in the ATT Process | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by Stimson Center
Verity Coyel, Stimson Center; Allison Pytlak, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center | REGISTER
MEI Defense Leadership Series: With Dr. Mara Karlin | 10:30 AM ET
Hosted by Middle East Institute
Mara Karlin, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; Bilal Y. Saab, MEI | REGISTER
Women In Uniform: Does Participation Shift US Military Culture and Operations? | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN; Robert Nagel, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Kyleanne Hunter, US Air Force Academy; Charity Borg, USINDOPACOM Office of Women; and moderator Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security | REGISTER
The Twentieth Anniversary of September 11: Pax Americana | 12:30 PM ET
Hosted by University of Notre Dame
Elizabeth Hurd, Northwestern University; Ray Offenheiser Pulte Institute for Global Development; Alita Omer, University of Notre Dame | REGISTER
Beyond 5G: Standard for Sixth Generation Networks | 3:00 PM ET
Hosted by CSIS
Susie Armstrong, Qualcomm; Micaela Giuhat, Microsoft; Travis Russell, Oracle Communications; James Andrew Lewis, CSIS | REGISTER
Mid-Career Challenges: Women Shifting Careers | 6:00 PM ET
Hosted by WFPG
David Smith, Consultant; Sherry Mueller, American University; Dineo Brinson, State Department; Brandy Svensson, Crisis24 | REGISTER

Thursday, October 7
The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View From the Next Generation | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by German Marshall Fund
Natalie Domaas, Conciliation Resources; Eray Arda Akartuna, University College London; Nick Gutkin, ESTI-Impact; Ulyana Kubeneko, GMF; Ilayda Nijhar, GMF | REGISTER
Listening For America Report on Free Trade | 11:00 AM ET
Hosted by Washington International Trade Association
Ambassador Peter Alligeier, former Deputy US Trade Representative; Kira Alvarez, ViacomCBS; Catherine A. Novelli, Shearwater Global; Bruce Stokes, German Marshall Fund | REGISTER
North Africa Faces the Pandemic | 11:00 AM ET
Hosted by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Rafiah Al Talei, CEIP; Michele Dunne, CEIP; Intissar Fakir, MEI; Fatima Hadji, NED; Intissar Kherigi, Sciences Po Paris; Timothy Kaldas, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy | REGISTER

What We're Reading
The Kremlin’s Strange Victory
Fiona Hill | Foreign Affairs | November/December 2021
U.S. Sanctions Squeeze Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan
Kelly Moss, Jacob Kurtzer | CSIS | 29 September 2021
Education as a Vaccine
Annika Bateman | WFPG | 28 September 2021
Western Expats Are No Longer Safe In China
Elizabeth Braw | Foreign Policy | 28 September 2021
What Will SCO Membership Mean For Iran?
Nazila Fathi | Middle East Institute | 28 September 2021
China is Coking Civil Society at the United Nations
Rana Siu Inboden | Foreign Policy | 27 September 2021
Thwarted Coup Signals Dangerous Times For Sudan’s Transition
Michelle Gavin | Council on Foreign Relations | 27 September 2021
A New US Weapons Exports Policy: Transformed or Simply Revamped
Emma Soubrier | Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington | 27 September 2021
Are Vaccines and Afghanistan routes back to US-Iran Engagement?
Barbara Slavin | Atlantic Council | 27 September 2021
I Am An Educator of Afghan Goals. My Life’s Work is the Taliban’s Greatest Need
Shabana Basij-Rasikh | Washington Post | 27 September 2021
Why BRICS Still Matters
Manjari Chatterjee Miller | Foreign Policy | 27 September 2021
Who Blessed the Vlads Down in Africa?
Amy Mackinnon | Foreign Policy | 24 September 2021
Farewell Angela Merkel. You Were Once the ‘Leader of the Free World’
Anna Sauerbrey | New York Times | 24 September 2021
Internet Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa Declines
Tamara White | Brookings | 23 September 2021
How Has Education Technology Impacted Student Learning in India During COVID-19?
Emiliana Vegas, Sunhwa Lee, Unika Shrestha | Brookings | 23 September 2021
Rich Countries are Ignoring the Global Vaccine System
Rosemary Flowers-Wanjie | Foreign Policy | 23 September 2021
Where Does Russian Discontent Go From Here? Russia’s 2021 Election Considered
Heather A. Conley, Andrew Lohsen | CSIS | 23 September 2021

What We're Listening to
Making Sense of China’s ‘No New Coal’ Announcement
Cecilia Han Springer | Energy 360 | 27 September 2021
Crackdown Ahead of Duma Elections
Dimitry Gudkov, Maria Snegovaya | Brussels Sprouts | 24 September 2021
Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Iulia Sabina-Joja, Alex Vatanka | Middle East Focus | 22 September 2021

Books and Publications
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions For the Climate Crisis
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society. Read more

Beyond Storms and Stars
Noeleen Heyzer

How did a young girl who rose from underprivileged circumstances in post-war Singapore become a trailblazer of women’s global leadership at the United Nations? Noeleen Heyzer was the first woman from outside North America to be appointed as Executive Director of UNIFEM and the first woman Executive Secretary of  UNESCAP. In these memoirs, Noeleen Heyzer reflects on her remarkable journey – from the challenges of her childhood and youth to her groundbreaking work on women’s empowerment and her meteoric rise to the position of Under-Secretary-General of the UN. Read more