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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) are jointly planning two workshops to identify evidence-based practices and resources for improving the inclusion of women in science, engineering, and medicine in the U.S. and Kuwait. The workshops, which will be held in the U.S. and Kuwait in fall 2019 and winter 2020 respectively, will each involve 30-40 leaders in academia, government, and business, and will focus on successful strategies and programs in both countries that increase opportunities for women. Two workshop proceedings will be produced, in English and Arabic.
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First WorkshopKFAS NAS
October 28-29, 2019
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC

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Committee Members
Hayfaa Almudhaf,
Senior Advisor (ret.),
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Dr. Sapna Cheryan,
Co- Chair
Associate Professor,
Social Psychology
University of Washington 
Dr. Hala AlEssa
Assistant Professor,
Department of Public Health Practice
Kuwait University
Dr. Maria Charles
Professor of Sociology,
Director of the Broom Center for Demography
University of California-Santa Barbara
Dr. Ameenah Farhan
Department of Physics
Kuwait University
Dr. Sonya Smith
Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Howard University
National Academies Staff
Dr. Dalal Najib 
Science and Engineering Capacity Building
Policy and Global Affairs
Tom Rudin
Board on Higher Education and Workforce
Policy and Global Affairs    
Irene Ngun
Associate Program Officer,
Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs
Marquita Whiting
Senior Program Assistant,
Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs
KFAS Staff
Dr. Layla Al-Musawi
Program Manager, Scientific Culture Directorat
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences
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