The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan last August has had enormous impacts on the rights of women and girls, with especially devastating impacts on their education and health. On May 11, a specialist on that topic with U.S. State Department will speak at a special online program starting at 6:30pm, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Tacoma.
Our speaker, Jaspreet Gill, has served as a foreign affairs officer in the Office of Afghanistan Affairs since 2018, covering the UN, women’s issues, rule of law and justice. Jaspreet’s talk will pay special attention to human rights issues in Afghanistan and the escalating crisis created by Taliban policies in the provincial capital of Ghazni. Program attendees will also have the chance to ask questions.
Jaspreet previously served as a Presidential Management Fellow on the UK and Ireland Desks. Jaspreet has a master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Whitman College. She has been with the State Department in various capacities since 2012.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Jaspreet Gill has served as a foreign affairs officer in the Office of Afghanistan Affairs since 2018, covering the UN, women’s issues, rule of law, justice, and refugees. She previously served as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) on the UK and Ireland Desks in the Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs, covering Brexit, sanctions, U.S.-Ireland economic ties, and U.S.-UK security cooperation. As a PMF, Jaspreet also served on the Afghanistan Desk’s economic team and as the coordinator for strategic workforce planning in the Bureau of Human Resources.
Prior to becoming a PMF, Gill evaluated training programs at the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and Management School. Gill joined the State Department in 2012 as a contractor supporting training workshops at the Foreign Service Institute’s Transition Center.
Jaspreet has a master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Whitman College.
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