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11. February 2010

Nadia Al-Sakkaf © N.Al-Sakkaf

Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Arshi Saleem Hashmi © A.S. Hashmi

Arshi Saleem Hashmi

Pakistan and Yemen in Crisis: Female Voices from the Ground

A panel discussion with Nadia Al-Sakkaf (Yemen) and Arshi Saleem Hashmi (Pakistan), 25.2.2010, 6 pm, Amerika Haus Vienna

SAVE - Sisters Against Violent Extremism and the Embassy of the United States of America

cordially invite you to


A panel discussion with

Chief Editor of the Yemen Times


Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad
Adjunct Assistant Professor, National Defense University Islamabad-Pakistan

Head of the foreign desk of "Die Presse"

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010, 6:00 PM, Amerika Haus, Friedrich Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna

Please register by e-mail: or by fax: 313-39-2057!

Nadia Al-Sakkaf
joined the Yemen Times in July 2000 as a translator and reporter, and was appointed assistant editor two months later. After completing her University studies in Management Information Systems in 2002, Mrs. Al-Sakkaf became Systems Analyst at the Arab Experts Center for Consultancy and Systems while continuing her work at the Yemen Times.

In 2003, Ms. Al-Sakkaf joined Oxfam GB and worked in the Humanitarian Program as well as in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper while also acting as the organization’s media spokeswoman in Yemen.
In 2005 Ms. Al-Sakkaf was appointed chief editor of the Yemen Times. One year later she was awarded the Gebran Tueni Award for Professional Media by the World Association of Newspapers and An-Nahar Newspaper in Lebanon.

Arshi Saleem Hashmi specializes in Religion and Politics of Violent Conflicts with special reference to South Asia. She has received her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service (SIS), The American University in Washington DC. Ms. Hashmi is currently working on her PhD in International Relations at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.

Ms. Hashmi is working as Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National Defense University (NDU). She has also been teaching at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, (NIPS) and the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Prior to her work at the Institute of Regional Studies, Ms. Hashmi has worked as a researcher in Washington DC with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Middle East Institute in the US.

In 2000 Ms. Hashmi was awarded the Kodikara Research Award by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (Colombo) in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, which resulted in a book titled ‘Conflict Transformation from Ethnic Movement to Terrorist Movement’.

Christian Ultsch studied Political Science, International Law and Macroeconomics at the University Vienna. He became head of the foreign desk of "Die Presse" in October 2004 and since March 2009 also leading editor of the Sunday edition "Die Presse am Sonntag".

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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