Susan Yoshihara is founder and president of the American Council on Women Peace and Security, dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in international peace and security. She is the Women Peace and Security Advisor to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and University. She serves on the board of the White House Fellows Alumni Association and Foundation and is a senior fellow at the Gold Institute for International Strategy.
She has participated in UN negotiations on development and human rights since 2006 as a member of civil society, and served on the Holy See delegation to the UN Commission on Population and Development.
Dr. Yoshihara has given expert testimony before UN and U.S. government bodies, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, UN Security Council, and the UN Economic and Social Council, on the human rights treaty system, human trafficking, women and children in post-conflict peace building, and the role of the family in sustainable development. [Learn more about Dr. Yoshihara …]