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. 

Shanchita Haque Interview


Ms. Shanchita Haque, Minister, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh, U.N Headquarters in New York, talks to Dr. Saira Yamin about what women bring to the table in leadership positions and the role of governments in advancing gender equality.

Ammara Khattak Interview


Additional Director, Pakistan Civil Services Academy, Ammara Khattak, talks to Dr. Saira Yamin about what it takes to break through the glass ceiling in a predominantly male organizational environment.

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