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, June 21
The Reality of Rolling Out Covid-19 Vaccines | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by CSIS
Henrietta Fore, UNICEF; Martha Ngoe, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon; Charles Akataobi, African Field Epidemiology Network; Shyam Raj Upreti, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal; and moderator Katherine E. Bliss, CSIS | REGISTER
A Gender Framework from Arms Control & Disarmament | 11:00 AM ET
Hosted by WIIS and the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Kurt Jaeger, Ambassador Liechenstein to the US; Jana Wattenberg, Aberystwyth University; Renata Hessman Dalaqua, UNIDIR; Deepti Choubey, CTBTO; and moderator Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, WIIS
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World Refugee Day: Stories of Resilient Women | 11:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Atlantic Council, The Azadi Project, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Adrienne Arsht, Atlantic Council; Suzana Vuk, Zoom Video Communications; Priyali Sur, The Azadi Project; Rebecca Scheurer, Atlantic Council; and moderator Reena Ninan, journalist and international correspondent
REGISTER
What Iran’s Election Results Portend | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Atlantic Council
Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy; Azadeh Zamirirad, German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Borzou Daragahi, Atlantic Council; Sadegh Zibakalam, University of Tehran; and moderator Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council | REGISTER
World Refugee Day 2021: A Call to Action | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by the American Bar Association
Patricia Lee Refo, American Bar Association; Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, author, attorney, teacher, and political and women's rights activist; Crystal Felix, Immigration Justice Project; Brittany Thomas Faith, Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, PC; Henry Su, Constantine Cannon LLP; and moderator Reuben Moses, International Refugee Law Committee | REGISTER
Prioritizing Clean Energy Investments in Emerging and Developing Economies | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Brookings Institution
Rachel Kyte, The Fletcher School at Tufts University; Samantha Gross, Brookings; Steven M. Rothstein, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets; and moderator David G. Victor, Brookings | REGISTER
Oceans of Opportunity: Southeast Asia’s Shared Maritime Challenges, Session Three | 8:00 PM ET
Hosted by CSIS and the University of the Philippines
Laura David, University of the Philippines; Jurgenne Primavera, Zoological Society of London; Amanda Hsiao, International Crisis Group; John McManus, University of Miami; Jay Batongbacal, University of the Philippines; and moderators Gregory B. Poling, CSIS; and Whitley Saumweber, CSIS | REGISTER
Tuesday, June 22

Iran’s Pivotal Presidential Election
 
| 10:30 AM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center and the US Institute of Peace
Robin Wright, The New Yorker; Suzanne Maloney, Brookings Institution; Ali Vaez, International Crisis Group; and moderator James F. Jeffery, Former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS | REGISTER
Wednesday, June 23

Disinformation: The Challenges to Democracy
 
| 2:00 PM ET
Hosted by the American Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section
Eve Gaumond, International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology; Ellen L. Weintraub, US Federal Election Commission; Chris Tenove, University of British Columbia; and moderators Claire Rajan, Allen & Overy LLP; and Allan W. Damer, Allan W. Damer Professional Corporation | REGISTER
Thursday, June 24
Sexual and Reproductive Health is Essential to Achieving Universal Health Coverage: Engaging Stakeholders to Realize Health Equity Worldwide | 8:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center, UNFPA, and the WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research
Veloshnee Govender, WHO; Sarah B. Barnes, Wilson Center; Atiya Aabroo, Ministry of National Health Services, Government of Pakistan; Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women; Ruth Morgan Thomas, Global Network of Sex Work Projects; Zandile Simelane, youth HIV advocate, Eswatini; Jacques van Zuydam, Department of Social Development, South Africa; and moderator Willibald Zeck, UNFPA | REGISTER
Investing in the Green Transition: EU and China in the Mediterranean | 9:30 AM ET
Hosted by the German Marshall Fund
Hajar Khamlichi, Mediterranean Youth Climate Network; Michal Meidan, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Cyril Dewaleyne, European Commision; and moderator Laura Basagni, German Marshall Fund | REGISTER

The Frontlines of Peace in Israel and Palestine | 10:30 AM ET
Hosted by the Asia Society and Swisspeace
Séverine Autesserre, Barnard College, Columbia University; Dahlia Scheindlin, The Century Foundation; and moderator Dana Landau, Swisspeace | REGISTER

Friday, June 25

United Nations Careers: Mid-Career Pathways and Opportunities | 12:30 PM ET
Hosted by WFPG
Aruna Thanabalasingam, Administrative Law Division, UN Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance; Suzanne Shanahan, Enterprise Application Centre, UN Office of Information & Communications Technology; and Eva Jansen, Joan Ampah, and Salena Brown, UN Office of Human Resources | REGISTER

What We're Reading
How Authoritarians Use Gender As a Weapon
Laura Thornton | The Washington Post | 7 June 2021
Guatemala Is America’s Best Chance to Fix the Immigration Problem
Anita Isaacs and Jorge Morales Toj | The New York Times | 7 June 2021
Life on the Ground in Iran: From the View of the People
Tara Rahmani | Wilson Center | 9 June 2021
How Did Harris’ Central America Trip Go?
Rebecca Bill Chavez and Noah Bierman | The Dialogue | 10 June 2021
The Costs of Weaponizing Russian and Western Diplomatic Expulsions
Heather A. Conley and Roksana Gabidullina | CSIS | 10 June 2021
Chile Offers a Blueprint for Effectively Channeling Outrage
Beatriz Della Costa | Foreign Policy | 11 June 2021

'Responsibility to Protect' Is One More Casualty of the Syrian War
Mina Al-Oraibi | Foreign Policy | 14 June 2021

Forced Confessions Are the Propaganda of Terror
Natalia Antonova | Foreign Policy | 14 June 2021

What We're Listening to
Grave Narratives
Ida Sawyer, Michela Wrong, and Adotei Akwei | Into Africa | 10 June 2021
Nicaragua’s IN-credible Elections
Jennie K. Lincoln | 35 West | 10 June 2021

Books and Publications
Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe
Jane Harman

Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. As a nation, America has cycled through the same defense and intelligence issues since the end of the Cold War. In Insanity Defense, Congresswoman Jane Harman chronicles how four administrations have failed to confront some of the toughest national security policy issues and suggests achievable fixes that can move us toward a safer future. Read more


Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy
Ray Acheson

With so much at stake, the last decade has seen ordinary people take to the streets to challenge and change the way our governments and institutions legislate our future. Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy offers a look inside the antinuclear movement and developments in feminist disarmament activism. From scrappy organizing to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and achieving a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, Ray Acheson narrates the journey of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Read more