WIIS Honor Roll

The following individuals have served in leadership roles for the organization throughout its history and/or are internationally-recognized individuals representing strong and positive role models of women’s leadership in global security who enhance WIIS’ ability to pursue its mission worldwide by their association with WIIS. We thank them for their service.


Pamela Aall
Treasurer, Women In International Security; Senior Advisor, the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) [Toronto, Ontario]

Nicole Aandahl
Chief of Staff, EADS North America

Madeleine Albright
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC. Former U.S. Secretary of State 

Maria R. Alongi
Latvian Community Initiatives Foundation, Former Special Assistant to the Defense Advisor, U.S. Mission to NATO 

Christiane Amanpour
Chief International Correspondent, CNN

Sid Ashworth
Vice President, Northrop Grumman

Dr. Deborah Avant
Professor and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, University of Denver 

Yvonne Bartoli-Munro
Program Specialist in the Infrastructure Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Nancy Bearg
Senior Advisor, Project on National Security Reform; Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University 

Susan Bennett
Senior Vice President of Exhibits, Programs, and Media Relations, Newseum

Dr. Nora Bensahel
Deputy Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, the Center for New American Security

Betty Bigombe
State Minister for Water Resources, the Uganda Cabinet

Ellen Blalock
Program Coordinator in Senior Services, Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) 

Avis Bohlen
Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Former Assistant Secretary for Arms Control at the U.S. Department of State 

Naila Bolus
Executive Director, Ploughshares Fund 

Dr. Esther Brimmer
J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Paula Broadwell
Major, U.S. Army (Active & Reserves)
Research Associate at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University; PhD Candidate, King’s College London 

Sandy Brock
President, SMD Ltd. (co-chair)

Dr. Frances G. Burwell
Vice President and Director of Transatlantic Relations and Studies, The Atlantic Council of the United States 

Sheila Buckley
Arms Control Consultant 

Beverly B. Byron
Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MD) 

Dr. Anne H. Cahn
Member of the Advisory Board, The National Security Archive 

Sarah Carey (1939 – 2010)
Former Partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP; Former Chair of Eurasia Foundation

Diane Carnevale
Consultant, Anchor Consultants; Economics and Environmental Consultant, Anasazi Gold, LLC

Elsie Chang
Vice President, Coverent 

Antonia Handler Chayes
Visiting Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Installations; Former Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force 

Deepti Choubey
Senior Director for Nuclear and Biosecurity Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) 

Dr. Martha Crenshaw
Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Stanford University; Professor, Stanford University

Sheba Crocker
Principal Deputy Director in the Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Former Chief of Staff for Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, U.S. Department of State 

Dr. Maryann Cusimano
Associate Professor in the Politics Department, The Catholic University of America; Fellow at the Commission on International Religious Freedom 

Sally D’Amato
Principal, Deloitte LLP

Dr. Jacquelyn K. Davis
Executive Vice President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis 

Joyce M. Davis
President, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg; President, Davis and Goodman Media Consultants 

Mimi Dawson
Senior Public Policy Consultant, Wiley Rein LLP 

Sharon Denny
Vice President of Strategic Planning, Raytheon Technical Services

Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala
Former Under-Secretary-General of United Nations 

Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky
Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State 

Nancy Donaldson
Vice President, Dutko Worldwide

Marsha Evans
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Director of Office Depot, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Weight Watchers International, North Highland and The Estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings; Former Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of the USA; Former President and CEO of the American Red Cross

Evelyn P. Foote
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Member of the Board of Trustees for the Fund for Peace

Dr. Randall Caroline Forsberg (1943 – 2007)
Founder, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies 

Dr. Jendayi Frazer
Distinguished Public Service Professor at the Heinz College and Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon; Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State 

Dr. Ellen L. Frost
Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Economic and Technology Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense 

Dr. Lenora Peters Gant
Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Intelligence Community Human Capital; Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Intelligence Community Policy and Strategic Mission Outreach 

Georgie Anne Geyer
Journalist and Columnist, Universal Press Syndicate 

Valerie Gilpin
Chief, African Programs Branch Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S. Department of State

Dr. Natalie J. Goldring
Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace and Security Studies; Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Sherri Goodman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, CAN 

Rose Gottemoeller
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State; Former Deputy Undersecretary of Energy for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation; Former Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation and National Security, U.S. Department of Energy

Becca Gould
Vice President, Dell 

Dr. Sherry Gray
Coordinator, Global Policy Area, Humphrey Institute 

Melanie Greenberg
President and CEO, the Alliance for Peacebuilding

Dr. Lori Helene Gronich
Professorial Lecturer, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University

Dr. Gwendolyn M. Hall
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Dean, School of Security and Global Studies, American Public University System (APUS); Principal Infrastructure Protection Planner, URSCorp

Carol Rae Hansen
International Affairs and Education Consultant 

Lcdr. Margaret Harlow
U.S. Navy (retired)

Dr. Virginia Haufler
Director of Global Communities, Director of Graduate Placement, and Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland 

Mary Alice Hayward
Director, North American Strategy, AREVA Inc.

Theresa Hitchens
Director, UNIDIR

Amoretta M. Hoeber
President, AMH Consulting

Laurie Hoes
CEO, Strategy, Governance, and Operations, the LcHoesGroup

Laura S. H. Holgate
Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction in the Office of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, National Security Council 

Victoria K. Holt
Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State 

Karen Elliott House
Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company; Former Publisher, The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Jo Husbands
Scholar/Senior Project Director, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS); Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Eileen Isola
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Program Manager and Senior Defense Analyst, SAIC, Inc.

Sarah Jackson
Deborah James
Secretary of the U.S. Air Force 

Angela Kane
Under Secretary-General for Management, United Nations 

Nancy Landon Kassebaum
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; Former U.S. Senator (R – KS) 

Yoriko Kawaguchi
Co-Chair of International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and former Foreign Minister

Dr. Catherine McArdle Kelleher
President emerita and Secretary of Women In International Security, Professor at the University of Maryland, and Professor emeritus at the Naval War College 

Lorelei Kelly
Research Fellow with the Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation; Former Director, New Strategic Security Initiative 

Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend
Chair of the Institute for Human Virology, University of Maryland, College Park; Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland 

Claudia Kennedy
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Chairwoman, Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS), U.S. Department of Defense 

Paul Kennedy
J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History; Director of International Security Studies; Distinguished Fellow of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, Yale University 

Tiiu Kera
Major General, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Former Deputy Chief of the Central Security Service, National Security Agency 

Peggy Knudson
Director of Development, Foreign Policy Studies Program, Brookings Institution 

Col. Barbara Lee
U.S. Army (retired) 

Lora Lumpe
Coordinator for the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs; Senior Associate, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); Consultant for Amnesty International USA 

Dr. Nancy Lubin
President, JNA Associates, Inc

Dr. Jane E. Holl Lute
President and CEO, Council on CyberSecurity; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Former Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations 

Ambassador Eileen Malloy
Member of Board of Directors, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training; Team Leader for Office of Inspector General, U.S. State Department; Former U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan

Dr. Claire Ellen Max
Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz; Director of the Center for Adaptive Optics, National Science Foundation

Dr. Johanna Mendelson-Forman
Senior Advisor with the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative, Stimson Center 

Dalia Mogahed
Director of the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center (ADGC) 

Dr. Janne E. Nolan
Research Professor, The George Washington University

Dr. Diana L. Ohlbaum
Senior Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee 

Dr. Deepa Ollapally
Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University Elliott School 

Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat
President, Women In International Security; Executive Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America

Marie-Laure Poiré
Manager, Communications Office of The Hague Institute for Global Justice 

Elizabeth Pond
Berlin-based American journalist; author, The Rebirth of Europe 

Dana Priest
American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Dr. Aline Quester
Principal Research Scientist, Resource Analysis / Marine Corps Manpower Team, CNA Resource Analysis 

Dr. George Quester
Former Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland 

Sue Ramanathan
Counselor to the Secretary, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Lilia L. Ramirez
Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Director for International Programs, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Elisabeth Rehn
Former Minister of Defense and former Minister of Equality Affairs in Finland

Dr. Judith Reppy
Professor emeritus of Peace Studies and Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University

Rozanne L. Ridgway
Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs at the U.S. 

Mary Robinson
Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, and former President of Ireland 

Joan Rohlfing
President and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative 

Lynn Rusten
Professional Staff Member, Senate Armed Services Committee 

Robin Sanders
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

Ann Sauer
Vice President of Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin

Nadia Schadlow
Senior Program Officer, Smith Richardson Foundation 

Dr. Enid B. Schoettle
Independent Consultant in International Affairs; Member, Board of Directors of the Henry L. Stimson Center

Dr. Tammy Schultz
Director of National Security & Joint Warfare, U.S. Marine Corps War College

Harriet Fast Scott

Dr. Mady Wechsler Segal
Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland; Associate Director of the Center for Research on Military Organization 

Dr. Sarah B. Sewall
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State; Former Professor and Director of the Program on National Security and Human Rights, Harvard University; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Department of Defense 

Dr. Jane M. O. Sharp
Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Dr. Lilia Shevtsova
Co-chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 

Jolynn Shoemaker
Independent Consultant; Non-Resident Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia 

Wendy B. Silverman

Tara Sonenshine
Distinguished Fellow, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University; Former Executive Vice President, United States Institute of Peace 

Dr. Joanna Spear
Associate Professor and Director of the Security Policy Studies Program, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Linda Staheli
Founding Director, Global Co Lab Network

Dr. Elizabeth A. Stanley
Captain, U.S. Army (Retired); Founder of Mind Fitness Training Institute; Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, Georgetown University 

Maureen Steinbruner
Vice President, The Center for National Policy 

Dr. Angela Stent
Professor and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Edmund A. School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Cecilie Jorgenson Strommen
Rev. Dr.; Embassy of Norway 

Toni Verstandig
Executive Vice President at The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

Jane Wales
President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California; President & Co-Founder, Global Philanthropy Forum; Vice President of Philanthropy and Society, and Director of the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, The Aspen Institute 

Margot Wallström
Former Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations 

Ruth Wedgwood
Professor and Director of the International Law and Organizations Program, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University 

Jennifer Weeks
Board Member, Society of Environmental Journalists; Freelance Writer 

Dr. Carola Weil
Dean of the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University

Mitzi M. Wertheim
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Director, the Energy Conversation at the Naval Postgraduate School; Former Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy

Dr. Cindy Williams
Former Principal Research Scientist, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anne Witkowsky
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy & Stability Operations, U.S. Department of Defense; Former Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security and Multilateral Affairs, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State 

Meredith Woodruff
Vice-President for Special Programs, ABRAXAS Corporation; Founder and Partner at COPIA Coaching and Consulting 

Dr. Susan Woodward
Professor, Political Science Program, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Dr. Patricia Stein Wrightson
Program Director within the Program on Development, Security, and Cooperation, National Academy of Science’s