Ambassador Roya Rahmani, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S., joins us to celebrate International Women’s Day at the University of Saint Joseph. Ambassador Rahmani will discuss women’s rights in Afghanistan and her role as a changemaker. In conversation with CTWAC CEO Megan Torrey.
This important event represents an ongoing collaboration between the Women’s Leadership Center at the University of Saint Joseph and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut.
When: Tuesday, March 5th | 5:00 PM-7:00PM
Where: Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph
About the speaker:
Ambassador Roya Rahmani | Former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S. | Chair of Delphos International Ltd
Ambassador Rahmani is Chair of Delphos International, where she plays a pivotal role in expanding the firm’s business networks, enhancing its global reach, and amplifying its impact. She also serves as a Senior Advisor with the South Asia practice at Atlantic Council, and a Senior Fellow for International Security at the New America Foundation.
Amb. Rahmani is a former diplomat with nearly two decades of experience working with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral institutions. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve as the Afghan Ambassador to the United States and to Indonesia. She also held the position of the first Director General for Regional Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. Her outstanding leadership has earned international recognition, with features in esteemed media outlets. In 2017, Indonesia Tatler honored her with the title of “People’s Ambassador,” and in 2019, she was recognized on Time Magazine’s “100 Next List” for her exceptional leadership skills.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from McGill University and a master’s degree in public administration and international law from Columbia University.
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