Speaker, “Women as Political and Social Leaders,” International Visitor Leadership Program (focus on Middle East and North Africa), Washington, DC, March 3, 2015.

Panelist, “Responding to ISIS Violence against Women and Girls,” University of Virginia/AMAR/Presidential Precinct/University of Virginia Women’s Center, Charlottesville, VA, October 27, 2014.

Panelist, “Madame Parliamentarian:  Lebanese Women in Politics,” American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC, May 27, 2014.

Speaker, “Women’s Empowerment and Professional Development through Networking,” International Visitor Leadership Program (Saudi Arabia), Washington, DC, March 26, 2014.

Speaker, “Women Leading Africa,” Senator Chris Coons Annual Opportunity: Africa Conference, Wilmington, DE, March 10, 2014.

Panelist, “Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond,” Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, January 30, 2014.

Speaker, “Women Leaders: Promoting Peace and Security,” International Visitor Leadership Program (Iraqi Women), Washington, DC, January 31, 2014.

Speaker, “Women’s Leadership Roles,” US State Department Digital Video Conference (DVC) with US Embassy in Tel Aviv, April 17, 2012.

Moderator, The Arab Spring and Women: Comparing Democracies in the U.S. and Abroad, Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, Washington, DC, March 8, 2012.

Legislative consultant, Yemens Education Framework, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Sanaa, Yemen, January 2012.

Conducted an extensive gender analysis of Yemens three principal education laws and presented policy options to parliamentarians, ministry officials and civil society leaders.

Corporate Ambassador/Panelist/Trainer, Global Trends in Business and Advocacy, Vital Voices Global Partnership/US Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative/Business Womens Forum-Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, July 6-7, 2008.

Trainer, Vital Leaders of the Gulf, Vital Voices, Sanaa, Yemen, December 12-15, 2004.

Trainer, Vital Voices of Oman: Womens Leadership Retreat, Vital Voices, Muscat, Oman, December 14-16, 2003.

Trainer, Political Party and Campaign Training for Campaign Managers, NDI, Hodeideh/Aden/Sanaa, Yemen, February 22 – March 1, 2003.

Speaker/Trainer, Political and Civil Society Development, NDI, Manama, Bahrain, April 7-15, 2002.

Trainer, Constituency Outreach and Strategic Communication for Moroccan Political Parties (with a focus on women),” NDI, Rabat/Casablanca/Fez, Morocco, July 11-15, 2000.

Speaker/Trainer, The General Peoples Congress: The Role of Women in the Party and The Islah Party: The Development of an Effective Party Caucus, NDI, Sana’a, Yemen, May 10-14, 1998.

Speaker/Trainer, Political Participation of Women Candidates in the 1997 Parliamentary Election, Arab Democratic Institute, Sanaa, Yemen, April 5-7, 1997 (training for all women candidates for the Parliament).