An Evening with Dr. Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

The Payoff from Women’s Rights:
Women’s Empowerment and Development

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Reception from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Steelcase, Inc., 4 Columbus Circle (58th Street at Eighth Avenue), New York, NY10019


Dr. Isobel Coleman
Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Isobel Coleman is senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and director of the Council’s Women and Foreign Policy program. Her areas of expertise include economic and political development in the Middle East, regional gender issues, educational reform, and microfinance. She recently coauthored Strategic Foreign Assistance: Civil Society in International Security (Hoover Institution Press, 2006). Her forthcoming book, Paradise Beneath Her Feet: Women and Reform in the Middle East (Random House, 2008), examines how women are bringing about reform in the Middle East within an Islamic framework.

Dr. Coleman’s work has appeared in publications such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Toronto Star, Dallas Morning News, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. She is a frequent speaker at academic, business, and policy conferences. Her media experience includes interviews on CNN, CNN International, ABC, Good Morning America, BBC, PBS’s Frontline, al-Arabiya, Al Jazeera and NPR. She has testified before Congress on Iraq and Afghanistan.

Prior to joining the Council, Dr. Coleman was CEO of a health-care services company and a partner with McKinsey & Co. in New York. She was formerly a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and an adjunct professor at American University, where she taught political economy. Dr. Coleman, a Marshall Scholar, holds a DPhil and MPhil in international relations from Oxford University and a BA in public policy and East Asian studies from Princeton University.

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