WPS Champions: Why and how to advance women’s roles in institutional structures and leadership


Dr. Saira Yamin speaks to distinguished APCSS alumna (i) Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and (ii) Dr. John E. Byrd, Lab Director at the Defense Prisoners Of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency of the US Department of Defense. The discussion draws on the knowledge and experience of two senior officials in enabling women's meaningful participation in security sector institutions. 

Moldova elects its first female President


In this podcast, Dr. Saira Yamin talks to distinguished APCSS alumna Dr. Natalia Albu, Director of the Strategic Research Center, and Ms. Elena Marzac, Executive Director, Information and Documentation Center on NATO, Republic of Moldova, about the election of the pro-Western Harvard-educated Ms. Maia Sandu, the first-ever female President of the former Soviet Republic. The conversation sheds light on the challenges that lie ahead for this young country as well as its new democratically elected leader.

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