A Conversation with Her Excellency Adela Raz, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

This salon reception will cover topics including development for women and girls, anticipated changes to economic and political affairs, as well as the current state and future of Afghanistan. Ambassador Adela Raz will also share her personal story and her impact on the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Event Speakers

Mrs. Adela Raz is the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America. Ambassador Raz has 12 years of extensive experience in political and economic analysis, policy development, media and communication, and governance. She previously served as Afghanistan’s first female Permanent Representative to the United Nations from December 2018 until July 2021. Prior to her appointment to the UN, Ambassador Raz was Deputy Minister for Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from March 2016 to December 2018. In 2013, she served as the first female Deputy Spokesperson and Director of Communications for President Hamid Karzai. After President Ashraf Ghani took office in 2014, she worked as the Chief of Staff of the Administrative Office of the President. She graduated from Simmons University in Boston and received her M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University. We hope you will join us to hear the Ambassador’s personal story and her view for the future as she remains in this uncertain post.“
Robert Moore is one of the world's most experienced foreign correspondents, working for the UK's main commercial network, ITV. He has worked across 6 continents on breaking news for nearly thirty years, and lived in Moscow, Jerusalem, London, Brussels, and Washington. His reporting has centered on conflict zones and humanitarian tragedies, ranging from the Rwandan genocide to the Balkan wars. He is the author of the best-selling book on the Kursk submarine disaster in Russia in 2000, which was made into a Hollywood film starring Colin Firth. Robert's most recent reporting has been focused on the January 6th attack on Congress.  He was the only TV reporter in the world embedded with the mob that stormed the Capitol.  His scoop that day has received international acclaim and took the top prize for news reporting at the Monte Carlo Film Festival.  Both the Foreign Press Association and the British Journalism Awards last month gave him the accolade of Journalist of the Year for 2021.