Sherry Rehman is a leading politician, diplomat, journalist, and civil society figure. She is the Founding Chair and serving President of the Jinnah Institute. Vice President of the PPP, Ms Rehman is identified with progressive legislative measures relating to women’s rights and press freedom. Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States; Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting; and ranking member of the National Security Committee in Parliament, Ms Rehman has also held additional portfolios of Health, Women Development, and Culture as a Federal Minister. An award-winning journalist in both broadcast and print media, she edited the ‘Herald’ newsmagazine and is the recipient of several awards, including the title of Democracy’s Hero; The Freedom Award for her work for media independence; the International Peace Award for Democrats; and the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award for Women. Identified as one of the Top Global Thinkers of 2011 by ‘Foreign Policy’ magazine, she was awarded the state’s highest civil award, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz in March 2013.