The Haleh Esfandiari Forum
The Haleh Esfandiari Forum at the Wilson Center is a series of public events focused on women's empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This joint initiative by the Middle East Program (MEP) and the Global Women's Leadership Initiative (GWLI) honors Haleh Esfandiari's commitment to promoting women's empowerment and her leadership of MEP from its inception in 1998 through 2015.
Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, Ph.D.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Dr. Rola A. A. H. Dashti
Senator Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)