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News ->Farah Pandith wins the Global Empowerment Award 2012

Farah Pandith wins the Global Empowerment Award 2012
16th May 2012

Farah PandithFarah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, US Department of State was recognised with the Global Empowerment Award 2012 at the annual Asian Women of Achievement Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 16th May 2012. Earlier in the day, Ms Pandith spoke at the Women of the Future Summit, explaining how the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) - launched by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011 - is challenging the world community to identify, create, and advance a new generation of women committed to public service. The WPSP project aims for a world in which political and civic leadership is at least 50 percent female by 2050. Previous winners of the Global Empowerment Award have been Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive of PepsiCo; Padma Shri Dr Swati Piramal, director of India's Piramal Healthcare and HRH The Prince of Wales for the Prince's charities.


About Farah Anwar Pandith

Farah Pandith was appointed Special Representative to Muslim Communities in June 2009. Her office is responsible for executing Secretary Clinton's vision for engagement with Muslims around the world on a people-to-people and organizational level. She reports directly to the Secretary of State.

Prior to this appointment, she was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. In this role she was focused on Muslim communities in Europe where she was responsible for policy oversight for integration, democracy, and Islam in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She also worked on issues relating to countering violent Islamic extremism.

Before joining the Department of State, she served as the Director for Middle East Regional Initiatives for the National Security Council. She was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy on "Muslim World" Outreach and the Broader Middle East North Africa initiative. She reported directly to the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy. Special Representative Pandith served on the staff of the National Security Council from December 2004 to February 2007.

Prior to joining the NSC, Special Representative Pandith was Chief of Staff for the Bureau for Asia and the Near East for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She worked directly for the Assistant Administrator for the bureau responsible for more than $4 billion in programs throughout the Middle East, South Asia, and Asia -- including Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza/West Bank. In 2004, she spent two months in Kabul, Afghanistan.

From 1997 to 2003 Special Representative Pandith was Vice President of International Business for ML Strategies in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a Master's degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she specialized in International Security Studies, Islamic Civilizations and Southwest Asia, and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She concentrated on the insurgency in Kashmir and has spoken on the subject in international and domestic forums.

Prior to graduate school, Special Representative Pandith worked at USAID as the Special Assistant to the Director of Policy. She has been a consultant in both the public and non-profit sectors. Special Representative Pandith has served on several boards with a focus on international affairs including the World Affairs Council of Boston, the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs, and the British-American Project. She was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Special Representative Pandith received an A.B. in Government and Psychology from Smith College, where she was president of the student body. She has served as a Trustee of alma maters Smith College and Milton Academy. She is currently a member of the Board of Overseers of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

She was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

About the Asian Women of Achievement Awards

Now in their 13th year, the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, hosted by Real Business in association with RBS, celebrate the contribution of Asian women to British life in the media, business, the arts, sports, community, politics and the voluntary sector. Judges of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, chaired by British Red Cross chief executive Sir Nicholas Young, said this year's winners were some of the most impressive and inspiring individuals ever to be honoured in the programme's 13-year history. Founded by Pinky Lilani OBE, the awards patrons are Cherie Blair and HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan.

For information visit: www.awaawards.com

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