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World Affairs Council-DC Launches Historic Woman Ambassadors - Television Series

In the year 2016 – with advancements in education, healthcare, technology and international diplomacy, it is surprising that of the nearly 200 foreign diplomatic missions operating in Washington, DC only 16 are headed by women.  Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC as we host an historic 10-part television series highlighting woman Ambassadors serving as heads of their missions, posted in Washington, DC and New York-United Nations. Follow their journey to where they are now – many of whom are their country’s very first female Ambassador to the United States. We’ll explore the challenges and roadblocks to being appointed as their country’s voice to the US and how they plan to leverage their historic appointment for the betterment of their countries.

The programs will be filmed for tape-delayed national broadcast on the Council’s one-hour weekly (3:00PM-Sundays) television show World Affairs TODAY.

Our Ambassador Series programs attract and engage government officials, businessmen, citizens, educators, and students in global education and international affairs, and foster a meaningful, moderated and intellectual discussion on topical geo-political issues, while providing informed understanding of a country’s engagement in global diplomacy and conduct of foreign affairs.


Confirmed  Ambassadors:
These programs are to take place in the Fall of 2016 (September-December).

October 11 - Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States

October 18 - Her Excellency  Oliver Wonekha, Ambassador of Uganda to the United States

October 25 - Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States

November 2 - Her Excellency Vlora Citaku, Ambassador of Kosovo to the United States

November 14 - Her Excellency Reka Szemerkenyi, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States

November 16 - Her Excellency Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the United States

November 22 - Her Excellency Kristi Helena Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States

November 29 - Her Excellency Gladys Marithza Ruiz Sanchez, Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States

December 14 - Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Date TBA - Her Excellency Maleha Lodhi, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations



World Affairs TODAY is broadcast nationally on MHz Networks – WORLDVIEW Channel, which reaches an estimated 25 million homes nationwide through over-the-air broadcast, cable, satellite, and telco affiliates; in addition to digital distribution mediums including YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and AudioNow. Known for its 'Programming for globally-minded people,' MHz Worldview serves as a liaison in bringing programs and understanding from around the world to American audiences. With a belief in promoting and illuminating world awareness, MHz Worldview delivers a wide range of world dynamics, showing all the world has to offer, direct from the source, without political or commercial confines.


World Affairs TODAY is broadcast on Sundays at 3:00pm ET. You can find the channel based on your location and service provider by accessing the MHz Networks online guide: The current September & October World Affairs TODAY nationwide program broadcast schedule can be viewed at: