|Pakistani Ambassador Sherry Rehman (center) and Harvard Pakistan Student Group presidents. Photo courtesy of Harvard University
Sherry Rehman, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, joined Meghan O'Sullivan, a Harvard University international affairs professor, for a public address at the recent JFK Forum, with opening remarks from Iris Bohnet, Harvard professor of public policy and academic dean at the Harvard Kennedy School. Following the address at the JFK Forum, the South Asian Institute at Harvard hosted a lunch with Ambassador Rehman and faculty from across the school.
Rehman was appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States in 2011. Previously, she was the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting from March 2008 until March 2009.
Born in Karachi, Rehman graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and the University of Sussex in England, where she studied art history and political science. She worked as a journalist for 20 years. She was editor-in-chief of Pakistan's leading news magazine, “The Herald,” for 10 for ten years and served as a member of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors from 1988 to 1998. She also anchored a television show on current affairs in 1999.
Rehman is a member of Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian and has been active in politics for over a decade.