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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Washington, DC
January 22, 2009


The Washington DC office of the international law firm, Jones Day, hosted a reception in honor of visiting Afghan women jurists on January 22, 2009, with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as the special guest. The event attracted over 150 individuals from both the public and private sectors, including prominent judges, lawyers, diplomats, and representatives of business and academia. Justice O'Connor praised the women for their example, courage and dedication. The event highlighted the very real life-and-death struggle faced by Afghan women professionals in their quest to help create a just, rule-of-law society with equality and security for all Afghan citizens.

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Date: 01/22/2009 Description: Members and supporters of the Public-Private Partnership with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor, at center. State Dept Photo
Members and supporters of the Public-Private Partnership with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (center).
Date: 01/22/2009 Description: From left to right, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor, Robert C. OBrien of Arent Fox, and Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan. State Dept Photo
From left to right, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Robert C. O’Brien of Arent Fox, and Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan.
Date: 01/22/2009 Description: From left to right, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary William J. McGlynn, Robert C. OBrien of Arent Fox, Laura Tuell Parcher of Jones Day, and Peter F. Garvin, III of Jones Day. State Dept Photo
From left to right, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary William J. McGlynn, Robert C. O’Brien of Arent Fox, Laura Tuell Parcher of Jones Day, and Peter F. Garvin, III of Jones Day.
Date: 01/22/2009 Description: The reception attracted over 150 guests from the public and private sectors. State Dept Photo
The reception attracted over 150 guests from the public and private sectors.