Global Changemakers | International Women’s Day 2023

March 8, 2023 – On International Women’s Day 2023, we were joined by three remarkable women leaders from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Iran to discuss the global fight for freedom, democracy, and human rights – and their role as a Global Changemaker.

Hosted in partnership with the Women’s Leadership Center at the University of Saint Joseph, with generous support from CT Humanities.

Moderated by Council CEO Megan C. Torrey

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H.E. Oksana Markarova,

Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S.

H.E. Adela Raz,

first female Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations and the last Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.; Director of the Afghan Policy Lab at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Roya Hakakian,

Iranian-American writer, activist, former refugee, naturalized U.S. citizen, and author of A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious.

MOD. Megan Torrey,

CEO, World Affairs Council of Connecticut