Join us for a conversation with Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli about her memoir Before the Age of Prejudice: A Muslim Woman’s National Security Work with Three American Presidents. This account marks her incredible trajectory as a Muslim immigrant of Indian-Pakistani heritage to the highest levels of the US national security establishment under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. FPRI takes particular pride in her story, for Amb. Tahir-Kheli got her start at FPRI, where she was first a junior fellow, then a senior fellow, and is now an Adjunct Scholar and a member of our Board of Advisors. Both in government and out, she played a crucial role in bringing high-level Indians and Pakistanis together, and served as the “go-to” person on Pakistan for more than one American president. She also served as Alternate US Representative to the UN, which carries the rank of Ambassador, and as Special Adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Women’s Empowerment in the Muslim World.
*This talk was originally scheduled to feature Amb. Vicki Huddleston who, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be able to appear.
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Hon. Shirin Tahir-Kheli - Shirin Tahir-Kheli is an adjunct scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and serves on its Board of Advisors. She is also a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She served on the NSC in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations and as a U.S. ambassador to the UN.