The Women Who Fought ISIS: Stories of Bravery and Courage from Kobani, Syria


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00pm



Two side-by-side images of guest speakers, one wearing a black garment and the other wearing a white garment.

As part of the Institute of Politics' celebration of Women’s History Month, we bring together experts in foreign policy and journalism. Professor Juliette Kayyem, Faculty Chair of the HKS Homeland Security Program, will moderate a discussion with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and New York Times bestselling author.

The discussion will focus on Lemmon’s most recent book, The Daughters of Kobani (2021). The book details the most far-reaching experiment in women’s equality in the least likely place in the world — brought to you by women who have been battling ISIS town by town, street by street since 2014 as America’s partner on the ground.