Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sun 07 Sep - Fri 12 Sep, 2008
(Session 455)

no photo available Mariam Mansury (Resource Specialist)

Country/Region: United States of America

Network Coordinator and Advocate, Hunt Alternatives Fund

Mariam Mansury is the Women Waging Peace Network Coordinator and advocate for The Initiative for Inclusive Security, a program of the Hunt Alternatives Fund, Washington. Ms. Mansury manages The Women Waging Peace Network, which unites over 800 demonstrated women peace builders in over forty conflict areas, and she leads the Initiative's US Congressional outreach as well as its advocacy on women in Afghanistan. She has traveled to Afghanistan to conduct trainings for female and male parliamentarians, government officials, and civil society leaders on women's roles in security sector reform and post conflict reconstruction. She holds a degree in political science and Middle Eastern/Islamic studies from Boston College in Massechusetts, where she presented an honors dissertation examining the prospects for democratic consolidation in Afghanistan.