Speaker, “Role of Global Women’s Issues,” Open World Kosovo Exchange, Washington, DC, January 9, 2014.
Speaker, “Building Leadership Capacities of Women in Politics, Business, Media and Government in Bosnia Herzegovina,” U.S. Embassy, Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Mostar, April 23-28, 2012.
Speaker, 2012 Election Analysis, US State Department Digital Video Conference (DVC) with US Embassy in Cyprus, December 2011.
Conference Facilitator, Supporting Womens Political Participation in Armenia: Building a National Womens Platform, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)/USAID, Yerevan, Armenia, May 18-19, 2011.
Facilitated a two day meeting of 300 plus Armenian women (and some men) from very diverse backgrounds and affiliations with a goal of developing a draft womens policy platform for use in advocacy for changes to government policy and for inclusion in political party platforms. At the end of the two days, the group adopted a draft platform in four issue areas: increasing womens access to health care, increasing womens access to economic opportunity, increasing womens political participation, and decreasing domestic and gender based violence. The draft platform was announced at a press conference, and follow up activities include four policy working groups with expert input and opportunities to develop actionable policy proposals.
Speaker, Networking and Mentorship, American University of Armenia/US Embassy, Yerevan, Armenia, May 18, 2011.
Spoke to a group of women mentors and mentees in a program sponsored by the US Embassy to foster womens leadership.
Speaker, Increasing Womens Political Participation and Impact, U.S. Department of State Speakers Program, Pristina, Kosovo, September 27- October 1, 2010.
Speaker, Increasing Motivation and Capacities of Women in Politics, Business, NGO Sector and Government in Bosnia Herzegovina, U.S. Department of State Speakers Program, Tuzla, Banja Luka, Doboj, Sarajevo and Zenica, Bosnia Herzegovina, April 12-16, 2010.
Speaker, 2010 Election Analysis, US State Department Digital Video Conference (DVC) with US Embassy, Russia, November 23, 2010.
Speaker, 2010 Pre-Election Analysis, US State Department Digital Video Conference (DVC) with Bucharest, Romania, October 27, 2010.
Speaker, Womens Political Participation, Study Mission for Legislators from Bosnia and Herzegovina: Legislative Policy Development, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)/Institute for Representative Government, Washington, DC, May 24, 2010.
Moderator and Discussion Leader, Implementing and Enforcing Legislation to Protect and Promote Womens Health and Human Rights, Vital Voices of Eurasia: A Leadership Summit for Women and Girls, Kyiv, Ukraine, October 17, 2007.
Speaker/Trainer, Advocacy Skills, Women Leaders of Russia in NGO Management and Development, Vital Voices/Open World Institute, Washington, DC, November 8, 2007.
Trainer, Advocacy and Coalition Building, Russian Women as Political Leaders Vital Voices Global Partnership, Washington, D.C., July 17, 2007.
Trainer, Building Advocacy Skills, Russian Women NGO Leaders Strengthening Civil Society Vital Voices Global Leadership Institute, Washington, DC, November 19, 2003.
Trainer, Thinking of Running for Office?, Women Building Democracy in Slovakia, Vital Voices Global Leadership Institute, Washington, DC, February 10, 2003.
Trainer and Team Leader, Building Community Power, Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 8-12, 2001.