Invitation to Panel Discussion: “Breaking the Silence: Voices of Saudi, Iranian and Iraqi Women”

Women for Women International wishes to invite you to join us for a panel discussion: “Breaking the Silence: Voices of Saudi, Iranian and Iraqi Women”. The DC Leadership Circle will be hosting this inaugural Author’s Circle panel discussion Wednesday, September 30th.

The panel discussion with be moderated by Margaret Warner, Senior Correspondent, PBS “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”. Our other three panelists include Soheir Khashoggi, author of Mirage, Mosaic and Nadia’s Song, Azar Nafisi, Director of SAIS cultural conversations and author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books and Things I’ve been Silent About: Memories, and our very own Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO of Women for Women International and author of Between Two Worlds and The Other Side of War.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the stories of three extraordinary women who escaped cultural and political oppression, and who courageously speak out for the employment and equality of women all around the globe. We hope you will participate in this dynamic exchange of ideas as we explore the role women at the intersection of literature, politics and human rights in repressed societies.

The panel discussion begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 and goes until 9:00pm. The event will be held at:

SAIS – W. John Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

If you wish to attend this event, please RSVP to Erika Cupples at 202-521-9607 or

We hope to see you there!



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5 responses to “Invitation to Panel Discussion: “Breaking the Silence: Voices of Saudi, Iranian and Iraqi Women”

  1. Good morning,
    I live in San Diego.
    Please tell me who is the panelist from Iraq.
    I want to know who is representing Iraq??
    Best wishes & regards,

  2. Joyce Kearsley

    I would like to do a little more than sponsor or sent in a donation. I would like to become a field Worker that goes on these trip to other counties.

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