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Smart Women, Smart Power: Global Security—The View from Abroad: A Conversation with America's Ambassadors

March 18, 2016 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

Join the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative for a panel discussion and question and answer session featuring 45 current and former U.S. ambassadors. They'll explore issues contributing to global insecurity, mass migration, refugees, war and conflict in regional hotspots, as well as tensions in the South China Sea. The participating ambassadors include:

Hon. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Malta 

Hon. Cynthia Akuetteh
U.S. Ambassador to Gabon

Hon. Pat Alsup 
U.S. Ambassador to Gambia 

Hon. Mari Aponte 
Former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador 

Hon. Liliana Ayalde 
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil 

Hon. Erica J. Barks-Ruggles 
U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda 

Hon. Colleen Bell 
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary 

Hon. Marcia Bernicat 
U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh 

Hon. Piper Campbell 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia 

Hon. Judith Cefkin 
U.S. Ambassador to Fiji 

Hon. Maureen Cormack 
U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Hon. Laura Dogu 
U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua 

Hon. Kathleen Doherty 
U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus 

Hon. Catherine Ebert-Grey 
U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea/Vanuatu/Soloman Islands 

Hon. Julie Furuta-Toy 
U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea 

Hon. Jennifer Zimdahl Galt 
U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia 

Hon. Nina Hachigian 
U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN 

Hon. Pamela Hamamoto 
Permanent Rep. of the U.S. to the U.N. and Other International Organizations in Geneva 

Hon. Patricia Haslach 
U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia 

Hon. G. Kathleen Hill 
U.S. Ambassador to Malta 

Hon. Amy Hyatt 
U.S. Ambassador to Palau 

Hon. Helen La Lime
U.S. Ambassador to Angola

Hon. Barbara Leaf
U.S. Ambassador to the UAE

Hon. Dawn Liberi
U.S. Ambassador to Burundi

Hon. Carmen Lomellin
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States

Hon. Deb Malac
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda

Hon. Jean Manes 
U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador 

Hon. Deborah McCarthy 
U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania 

Hon. Crystal Nix-Hines 
U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO 

Hon. Virginia Palmer 
U.S. Ambassador to Malawi 

Hon. Lisa Peterson 
U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland 

Hon. Eunice Reddick 
U.S. Ambassador to Niger

Hon. Marcie Ries
Former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

Hon. Doria Rosen
U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia

Hon. Dana Smith
U.S. Ambassador to Qatar

Hon. Pamela Spratlen
U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Hon. Karen Stanton
U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste

Hon. Steph Sullivan
U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Hon. Linda Taglialatela
U.S. Ambassador to Barbados

Hon. Lucy Tamlyn
U.S. Ambassador to Benin 

Hon. Margaret Uyehara 
U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro 

Hon. Shari Villarosa
U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius/Seychelles

Hon. Alice Wells
U.S. Ambassador to Jordan

Moderated by:
Nina Easton
Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International
Senior Associate, CSIS

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Kathleen H. Hicks

Kathleen H. Hicks

Former Senior Advisor