Sixth Annual International Women’s Convening Minnesota Board Members, convening staff and our opening keynote speaker on our final evening in Oslo. US team panelist Ellen Kennedy US team panelist Karen Feste Talia Sasson of Israel and Fatima Sadiqi Pat Davis during the US team panel on our final convening day. Jihane Abbassi of Morocco during country presentations. Souad Belhorma of Morocco during country presentations. Maya Hassan Abu Ajamieh of Jordan during country presentations. Former FGW Program Manager Christie Nicoson and current Program Manager Rachel Carlson on the Fjord Cruise our final evening. The 2017 Convening closed with a fjord cruise out of Oslo. Mary Jo MCGuire, Dr. Noha Bakr and Sandy Pappas enjoy the closing ceremony fjord cruise. Rina Bar-Tal, Phyllis Kahn, Sandy Pappas and Mary Sweis at our opening reception. FGW’s Israeli Team at the opening reception. Rachel Carlson, Phyllis Kahn and Mary Jo McGuire. Mary Thuraya Sweis, Samia Smadi, Maya Hassan Abu-Ajamieh, Maysa Baransi, Riman Barakat, and Dina Baslan Souad Belhorma and Fatima Sadiqi of Morocco. Our closing ceremony at Bolgen & Moi Restaurant in Aker Brygge. Keynote Speaker Houda Abadi of the Carter Center. Dr. Noha Bakr and one of our facilitators from the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue, Chro Borhan. Certificate ceremony FGW’s Jordanian Team accepts their certificates. FGW’s Moroccan Team accepts their certificates. The 2017 Convening Participants Panelsits Anat Hochberg Marom and Fatima Sadiqi. Sandy Pappas and Rachel Carlson put together the convening materials in days leading up to the convening. Sara Zeiger, our keynote speaker from Hedayah started off our 2017 Convening. Sara’s speech centered on women’s roles in violent extremism and countering violent extremism. Dr. Fatima Sadiqi discusses Daesh Ideologies and women’s rights. Anat Hochberg-Marom addresses new ways to assess global terrorism. Our convening participants were joined by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo’s summer school students on Monday, July 17. Monday’s Panel: ‘Bearing Witness to Local and Global Terrorism’ Q&A Session with Monday’s Panel Christiane Seehausen and Chro Borhan, facilitators from the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue, discus the day’s agenda with President Sandy Pappas. Dr. Noha Bakr and Marianne Malak discussing the presentations. Mary Thuraya Sweis of Jordan Riman Barakat of Palestine Tuesday July 18th Afternoon Session: Country Presentations Reut Guy of the Israeli Team Dina Baslan of the Jordanian Team FGW’s Jordanian Team’s Country Presentatiom Convening Participants in session at PRIO After panel discussions. Senator Pappas during group discussion. Jihane Abassi of the Moroccan Team.