CWA International Affairs


CWA’s International Affairs Department, led by Dr. Shea Garrison, focuses on U.S. foreign policy and aid, women’s empowerment, religious freedom, and human rights.

Shea Garrison, PhD is Vice President for International Affairs at Concerned Women for America (CWA) in Washington, D.C., focusing on U.S. foreign policy and aid, women’s empowerment, religious freedom, and human rights. She is also Affiliated Faculty and Policy Fellow at George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and Senior Fellow at the American Council on Women, Peace, and Security.

Dr. Garrison publishes a policy paper for CWA called The Counterpoint and writes op-eds for major media outlets such as National Review, Daily Caller, The Washington Times, The Federalist, Washington Examiner, and The Hill. She speaks regularly on national TV (OAN One America News) and radio (Buck Sexton Show, American Family Radio), and to venues such as Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Heritage Foundation, U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Services Institute.

Dr. Garrison has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America delivering capacity building and training assistance to international partners. She is an expert in women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, poverty reduction, and workforce development especially within the Middle East, Africa, and Gulf Cooperation Council countries. She is schooled in USAID and UN programming and policies has worked with a variety of international donors including World Bank, Exxon, FedEx, and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Garrison holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Tulane University in International Development, where she was adjunct faculty in 2015.  In 2014, she was Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait. She resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

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International Community Condemns China’s Violations of Uyghur Human Rights

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By Jaelyn Morgan, Intern for the Department of International Affairs, Concerned Women for America In the face of China’s gross violations against the Uyghur people and other minorities, the United…

U.S. Government Moves to Strip Vulnerable Women and Girls of Asylum Protections

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Media release: AHA Foundation, Concerned Women for America, and Independent Women’s Forum together urge the U.S. government to amend planned changes to asylum rules that would end gender-based asylum. Read…

U.S. Relationship with World Health Organization will be Determined by This Year’s Presidential Election

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Figure 1: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) provides Coronavirus updates at the WHO daily press conference on June 7, 2020 By Jaelyn Morgan, Intern…

CWALAC Stands with the U.S. Against Forced Abortion and Sterilization in China’s Religious Minority Populations

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This week the U.S. learned the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) is using forced abortion, forced sterilization, and coercive family planning against the Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang as part…

Defunding World Health Organization is Necessary; Here’s Why

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By Jaelyn Morgan, Intern for the Department of International Affairs, Concerned Women for America Wall Street Journal could not have phrased it any better, “What good is a global health…

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The Truth About Socialism Lesson 1

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  Do you want to understand what socialism is and how it impacts society? Or, how to respond to socialist promises like – Free Stuff! – healthcare and college? This…

U.S. National Intelligence Priority: WHO Director-General’s Ties to Communist China

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CWA’s Vice President of International Affairs, Dr. Shea Garrison, wrote the following op-ed published on CNS News. “In his Senate confirmation hearing last week, Trump’s pick for Director of National…

International Coalition Of Women’s Groups Sign Petition Pushing Olympic Committee To Bar Biological Males From Competing As Females

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny was featured in this Daily Caller article published this week. “A coalition of international women’s groups have signed a petition urging the…

U.N. Report Promotes Abortion, LGBT ‘Rights’ Over Human Rights

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CWA’s Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Shea Garrison, teamed up with Emilie Kao, director of the DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation on an…

From left to right: Dr. Shea Garrison, Concerned Women for America International Affairs; Alfonso Aguilar, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and International Human Rights Group; Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States; Steven Aden, Americans United for Life; Gualberto Garcia-Jones, International Human Rights Group “On January 28, 2020, international pro-life organizations held a second meeting between and Sec. Almagro to discuss his upcoming reelection in March 2020 and to encourage him to promote the right to life in the American states.”

How Life is Winning in the Americas

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Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Luis Almagro on winning reelection to serve as Secretary General of the Organization of the American States (OAS). Secretary Pompeo commended Almagro…

CWA International: This Week in Washington, Support for Israel

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Support for Israel  AIPAC Policy Conference CWA International had the privilege of attending AIPAC’s (American Israel Political Action Committee) Policy Conference this week in Washington, D.C., to learn and celebrate…

“Peace to Prosperity”—Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan: What’s in it and how should I respond?

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CWA has as its seventh core issue Support for Israel. Dr. Shea Garrison, CWA’s Vice President for International Affairs, did an analysis of President Trump’s Middle East Peace to Prosperity…