OSF Director Speaks at Harvard HKSWN & W3D Maritime Event

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On September 29, 2021, OSF Director, Sahana Dharmapuri, presented the OSF report, Charting a New Course: Women, Peace & Security and the Maritime Domain, at an event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Network (HKNWN) and Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development Network (W3D). Sahana was a founding member of the W3D alumni organization

The event was titled “Transforming the Maritime Sector through Gender Parity.” The panelists were high-ranking members of the maritime sector -- Azara Al-Hassan Prempeh, Chief Diversity Officer of the International Maritime Organization; Isabel Lirola-Delgado, Professor for International Public Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela; Johannah Christensen, CEO at the Global Maritime Forum; and Maria Damanaki, Former EU Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Sector. The event was well-attended and the panelists answered questions ranging from their own personal experiences in the maritime sector to gender equality initiatives.