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Women in Afghanistan after the U.S. drawdown?: Current realities, future concerns

Sr. Advisor to NATO on Cultural, Social, and Economic Development

Women in Afghanistan after the U.S. drawdown?: Current realities, future concerns

CMES Distinguished Lecture

Monday, February 11, 2013

Location: College of Education, Room 353 (1430 E. 2nd Street, Tucson)

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CMES Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Sultana Parvanta grew up in Afghanistan and began her long career as an educator at the age of 16 when, at the urging of her mother, she taught Afghan languages to Peace Corps volunteers in the 1960’s. 

Following her degree from Kabul University she traveled to the U.S. and earned two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in the field of Education. She subsequently became a researcher at Johns Hopkins university and taught at Emory University and California State University Monterey Bay, California.

In 2003, Sultana returned to her home country to assist in the rebuilding and redevelopment both economically and in the field of education. She has served in numerous Afghan Ministries including General Director for Planning and Policing - Ministry of Urban Development & Housing, Economic & Business Development, Independent Board of New Kabul City, Ministry of Finance among others.

Dr. Parvanta also served as Chancellor at Cheragh Medical University, Kabul, and Special Projects Assistant at American University, Kabul.

She generously volunteers her time conducting leadership training at the Technical and Vocational Academy, Afghan Relief Organization in Kabul, in addition to spearheading projects on behalf of CommonWell Institute International.

Sultana has served as a mediator, trainer and interpreter for numerous organizations internationally.  She is fluent in Farsi/Dari, English, Pashto and French. Sultana is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.



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