Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Story of a Muslim Woman’s National Security Work with Three American Presidents

The Story of a Muslim Woman’s National Security Work with Three American Presidents

  • Date / Time:
  • October 10, 2018
  • 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • National Liberty Museum
  • 321 Chestnut Street
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19106

Hon. Shirin Tahir-KheliJoin 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.


Books will be available for sale at the talk or are available for purchase on Amazon.


*This talk was originally scheduled to feature Amb. Vicki Huddleston who, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be able to appear.



Free for Members of FPRI at the $100 level and Members of NLM; $10 for Non-Members.

*All FPRI events are free to students with valid student ID. To receive this offer, students must RSVP to events@fpri.orgnot by clicking the registration link. This offer excludes the Annual Dinner and Spring Brunch.

Dinner immediately following exclusively for Bronze Partners of FPRI.

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For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112