Mariam Atash Nawabin: Economic Opportunity for Women in Afghanistan

Date: June 23, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Graduate Business Center in the Chase Bank Building

Mariam Atash NawabiThe College of Business Administration and Adair Margo Gallery proudly present a guest lecture by Mariam Atash Nawabi on June 23rd at the Graduate Business Center downtown. Ms. Nawabi will present on "Economic Opportunity for Women in Afghanistan". The focus will be on lessons in economic freedom and economic development – the case of Afghan women entrepreneurs.

Mariam Atash Nawabi is an attorney, social entrepreneur, and activist. A founding member of the Afghanistan Advocacy Group-a national network of Americans engaging with policymakers regarding development and security in Afghanistan-she has experience in the legal, d plomatic, business, media and civil society sectors. Mariam served as Senior Advisor to the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce, and has also worked at the Embassy of Afghanistan, serving as Commercial and Trade Counsel. She was actively involved in promoting investment to Afghanistan and market development in Afghanistan.

Mariam has also taken part in international conferences and speaking engagements on issues related to Afghanistan's economic development, legal reform, women's rights, and civil society capacity building. In May 2003, Mariam traveled to Afghanistan to meet with women leaders, organizations and members of the Constitutional Commission regarding approaches to women's rights in the new constitution. Mariam currently serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations engaged in capacity building efforts in Afghanistan, including the American University Foundation of Afghanistan, Aschiana Foundation, and Nooristan Foundation. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude 1999), where she served on the editorial board of Law and Policy in International Business and of George Mason University (B.A., International Studies, summa cum laude, 1995), where she was a recipient of the Peat-Marwick, Datatel and John C. Wood scholarships and a White House intern. Mariam joined LCC’s national advisory board in May 2009.

A reception for Ms. Nawabi will follow until 4pm.



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