Penny Abeywardena  

Penny Abeywardena will join Mayor de Blasio’s administration as the Commissioner of International Affairs for New York City on October 1, 2014.

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Samantha Power

Ambassador Samantha Power is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.  At the United Nations, Ambassador Power works to advance U.S. interests, promote and defend universal values, and address pressing global challenges to global peace, security, and prosperity.

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Harriet Mountcastle-Walsh

Harriet Mountcastle-Walsh has served as the Vice President and General Counsel of Honeywell Aerospace since May 2005. She was recently named a “Woman Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal, a bi-monthly magazine focusing on diversity and inclusion in business, government, non-profit, higher education, and military settings.

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Radhika Coomaraswamy

Through her personal and professional endeavors, Radhika Coomaraswamy serves as a moral voice and independent advocate to build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of boys and girls affected by armed conflict.

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Naheed Farid, a member of Afghanistan’s Parliament, discusses the big year ahead for her country

With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid is the youngest Member of the Afghan Parliament. In a video interview with Context at the Wilson Center, Farid provides perspective on Afghanistan’s present and future with a special focus on the concerns and hopes for woman and young people.

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Ragia Omran

Ragia Omran has been at the forefront of the human rights movement in Egypt for twenty years.

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Margery Kraus

Margery Kraus is the founder and CEO of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm.

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Preeta Bansal

Preeta Bansal is a Harvard Law School graduate and a London-based lawyer, currently serving as the General Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory Affairs for HSBC.

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Nina Pillard

Cornelia “Nina” Pillard is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. 

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