Invitation to Women and the Future of Democracy on September 29, 2022


Mark K Updegrove
President & CEO of the LBJ Foundation

Professional headshot of Mark K. Updegrove

Women and the State of American Democracy

Sheryl Cole
Texas State Representative for District 46


Lauren Leader
Co-founder & CEO of All In Together


Pat Mitchell
Editorial Director of TEDWomen


Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez
Executive Director of NextGen America

The Women of Afghanistan and the World

Valerie Dowling
Director of the Women’s Democracy Network

Valerie Dowling


Naheed A. Farid
Former Member of the Afghanistan Parliament
Princeton University Afghanistan Policy Lab Fellow


Natalie Gonnella-Platts
Director of the George W. Bush Institute for Women’s Advancement


Adela Raz
Former Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States

Musical Guest

Lake Street Dive