Isobel Coleman '87, Author and Democratization and Economic Development Expert, to Speak October 6
Audience:Open to the Public
Isobel Coleman '87, a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East, will present a public talk titled, "Women, Islam and Reform in the Middle East" on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
A book signing and public reception will follow the discussion in the Bernstein Gallery.
Coleman is a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where she focuses on the Middle East and South Asia. She is also Director of the Council’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program. Her areas of expertise include democratization, civil society and economic development, regional gender issues, educational reform, and microfinance.
In addition to Paradise Beneath Her Feet, Coleman is the author and co-author of numerous publications, including Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President (Brookings Institution Press, 2008) and Strategic Foreign Assistance: Civil Society in International Security (Hoover Press, 2006).
Prior to joining the Council on Foreign Relations, Coleman was CEO of a healthcare services company and a partner with McKinsey & Co. in New York. She was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and served as an adjunct professor at American University.
A Marshall Scholar, Coleman holds a DPhil and MPhil in international relations from Oxford University. She earned her undergraduate degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School and East Asian studies at Princeton. She serves on several non-profit boards, including Plan USA and Student Sponsor Partners.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Gender and Policy Network.
It is free and open to the public.