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With Radhika Prabhu (Sr Advisor to Asst Secretary, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, US State Dept).
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 08:30 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Speaker: Radhika Prabhu, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

This armchair discussion will outline U.S. foreign policy priorities advancing women's economic empowerment in South Asia while highlighting U.S. government initiatives supporting women's entrepreneurship & workforce participation in the region: the U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council & U.S.-India Alliance for Women's Economic Empowerment.

Radhika leads the Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs efforts to promote policies & diplomatic outreach to advance inclusive & equitable growth in economies across the South & Central Asian region. In this position, she also serves as Executive Director of the U.S.-India Alliance for Women's Economic Empowerment & U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council, public-private partnerships accelerating women's economic advancement in India & Pakistan respectively. Radhika previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor & as a Special Assistant in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. Her work resulted in the Department's first policies to promote women's economic empowerment in major trade agreements, strategic dialogues, & public-private partnerships in both South Asia & Iraq. Radhika has also held positions at the World Bank, United Nations Development Program & the Inter-American Development Bank, focusing on innovation, climate change & small & medium enterprise development. Radhika is a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2019, she was named a 2019 AAPI American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leader by New America & the Diversity in National Security Network. She is the recipient of the Department's Superior Honor Award & several Meritorious Honor Awards. Radhika holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University & a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College.
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