Author: Chrisella Herzog

Special Feature: Jamila Debbech Ksiksi, MP from Tunisia

Jamila Debbech Ksiksi is a member of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People in Tunisia, and belongs to the Ennahdha Party. She was elected into office in October 2014, and in 2016 she was appointed to the position of Assistant to the President of the Assembly. Jamila has worked to fight corruption, to implement economic and social reforms, and to promote human rights, all while working to establish constitutional institutions in Tunisia and to strengthen the position of women in decision-making positions. Jamila spoke with me in Arabic for this interview, all of which I have included in this episode, except for the first which was truncated due to a recording error. Jamila’s comments are translated today by Sara Kamel. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a special podcast feature, produced in partnership with our friends at the Diplomatic Courier. In this 5-part feature, I talk to international women leaders who ran for office, and are working to change their communities through public service. These women were brought to Washington, DC to be honored at an International Women’s Day celebration by the Women’s Democracy Network, a multi-partisan initiative of the International Republican Institute that works to increase women’s political participation, leadership, and representation in elected office in every region of the world. I sat down with these women leaders at the National Press Club...

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Special Feature: Maja Gasal Vrazalica, MP from Bosnia-Hercegovina

Maja Gasal Vrazalica is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia-Hercegovina in the House of Representatives, and belongs to the Democratic Front Party. She was elected into office in October 2014, and her policy priorities are gender equality, rights for minorities, LGBT, and children, especially children with disabilities. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a special podcast feature, produced in partnership with our friends at the Diplomatic Courier. In this 5-part feature, I talk to international women leaders who ran for office, and are working to change their communities through public service. These women were brought to Washington, DC to be honored at an International Women’s Day celebration by the Women’s Democracy Network, a multi-partisan initiative of the International Republican Institute that works to increase women’s political participation, leadership, and representation in elected office in every region of the world. I sat down with these women leaders at the National Press Club to discuss their vision for their...

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Special Feature: Luz Adriana Moreno Marmolejo, Representative from Colombia

Luz Adriana Moreno Marmolejo is a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Colombia, representing the National Social Unity party. She worked in government before she ran for office, and since being elected in 2014, she has focused on economic empowerment and women’s empowerment, particularly in joining the two issues. Luz spoke with me in Spanish for this interview, which I have included in full in this episode. Luz’s comments are translated today by Kelly Reynolds. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a special podcast feature, produced in partnership with our friends at the Diplomatic Courier. In this 5-part feature, I talk to international women leaders who ran for office, and are working to change their communities through public service. These women were brought to Washington, DC to be honored at an International Women’s Day celebration by the Women’s Democracy Network, a multi-partisan initiative of the International Republican Institute that works to increase women’s political participation, leadership, and representation in elected office in every region of the world. I sat down with these women leaders at the National Press Club to discuss their vision for their...

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Special Feature: Sandra Moran, Congresswoman from Guatemala

Sandra Moran is a member of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala and represents the Convergencia CPO-CRD Party. Sandra was elected in September 2015, and her policy priorities are human rights for marginalized groups such as women, LGBT, indigenous peoples, children, adolescents, and the elderly. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating with a special podcast feature, produced in partnership with our friends at the Diplomatic Courier. In this 5-part feature, I talk to international women leaders who ran for office, and are working to change their communities through public service. These women were brought to Washington, DC to be honored at an International Women’s Day celebration by the Women’s Democracy Network, a multi-partisan initiative of the International Republican Institute that works to increase women’s political participation, leadership, and representation in elected office in every region of the world. I sat down with these women leaders at the National Press Club to discuss their vision for their...

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FBI Director Comey Confirms Investigation into Russia Election Interference

While testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington, DC today, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is conducting an investigation into “the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election; and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.” Furthermore, this investigation will “also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.” Furthermore, Comey confirmed that the FBI, along with the Department of Justice, had no information to support allegations...

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