The partners of the Great Lakes Policy Forum cordially invite you to attend the:

Thursday, May 1, 2008 from 9:00 - 11:00AM

"Women At Work: the unique role of women in post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation"

Special Guests

Maryam Elahi* | Director, International Women's Program | Open Society Institute

Carla Koppell | Director, the Initiative for Inclusive Security | Hunt Alternatives Fund

Aili Mari Tripp | Professor, Department of Political Science and Women's Studies Program | University of Wisconsin-Madison & Fellow | Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Kenney Auditorium (SAIS) | 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW | Washington, DC

All are welcome at the meeting, but remarks are not for attribution. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or feedback about the forum, please contact Marco Konings at Search for Common Ground: 202-265-4300. If you would like to be removed from this list please email 'remove' to

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The Great Lakes Policy Forum aims to keep the Great Lakes on the agenda of policy makers and provides a platform where government, NGOs, academics, and the diaspora come together to search cooperatively for solutions to the region's conflicts. The forum is usually held on the first Thursday of each month.