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Dangerous Women

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

by student contributor Laura Kilbury

 

Throughout history women have been the leaders and defenders of peace. Does that make women “dangerous”?

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On the evening of May 19th, the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) held the event, “Women in Peace and Conflict”. The conversation centered on the roles that women have played in peace operations throughout history. The event was honored by the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureat and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Jodi Williams and Dr. Wendy E. Chmielewski who is the George R. Cooley Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

The first question centered upon the contextualization of women and peace throughout history. Chmielewski discussed how throughout history women led the mainstream peace operations, particularly beginning in the years 1812 through 1850. This brought up the a underlining note; what if there were more women peacekeepers in the United Nations broad and narrow peace operations? What would that look like? How would that alter not only the outward view of UN peace keeping operations, but the internal armature of how those peace keeping missions are conducted? The discussion did not come up with a complete answer to those questions, but highlighted the fact that women throughout, America’s own history, have been leaders in the change and drive for peace and social justice.

Chmielewski continued with the fact that during times of violence women are the ones that face the burned of economic and emotional hardship, which, according to Chmielewski, resulted in women taking the charge in the drive for peace. Women faced, and still do, the more pressing ramifications when there is conflict. Whether it be working on children’s tempers in the home or civil rights for all citizens, women according to were the leaders.

This echoes what Patricia Arquette said when receiving her Oscar, “”To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights… It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

gwiChmielewski was concentrating on the historical aspect of the conversation, however, Williams brought the dialogue towards an issue she has found from her studies and working in peace operations, which is that , “Women are not taken seriously.” Williams cites the fact that while the United Nations was touting UNSCR 1325 which calls for the inclusion of a gender perspective in all levels of UN peace and security efforts and asserts the critical role of women in peace processes, there was only two women that were represented on the board. While Ban Ki moon added two more women on the table of peace negotiations, Williams expressed how troublesome this was to her. How can the U.N. show off the very impressive 1325 resolution, but at the same time not have a woman leading the table of peace negotionations? What does this still say about our society? Accordingly, Williams closes her argument with her views that while 1325 is a step, there are still gaps and miles to go.

One woman in the crowd asked the question of whether or not war contributed and perpetuated violence and enforced society to consume violence through other means such as, video games. Williams was the first to respond with how she perceived America’s exceptionalism, particularly emphasizing what she realized as a grassroots activist during the Vietnam War. She touched on how she feels that America embraces the “glory of war” and how “real” men feel that they have to defend. It has been engrained into American society. However, she then stopped and pondered upon the question of, “What is glorious about war?”

This leads to the question of, what is peace. As Williams further stated, “peace is hard work”. However, can women be taken seriously in peace operations?

This is where the conversation started hitting deeper at the root of what is at stake for Women in Conflict and Peace. Chmielewski discussed how the year 1915 saw women as “dangerous”. Dangerous and peace are two words that don’t fit together. However as Chmielewski pointed out, women were challenging war in various facets. Ultimately by challenging war, women were challenging the hegemony of the masculine world. The roles that women were assigned early on as well as the roles that men were assigned were, and still are, hard to let go.

Williams at the end of the conversations spoke directly to the crowd. “Dangerous women. Celebrate it. We need more dangerous women.”

Webinar event

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

 

Join WAND and the Institute for Inclusive Security for their webinar:

Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action

Thursday, March 19, 2015
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

On January 21, the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2015 was reintroduced in the Senate to ensure that the United States promotes women’s meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.

With the rise of violent extremism, and crises in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, it’s critical to bring to the table the voices of those who can help us find pathways to sustainable peace. By enacting the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act, we can promote the voices of women and prioritize their full inclusion in peace and security processes. We need a broad-based, grassroots effort to help advance this legislation, and you can play a key role in the movement.

Please join us for this webinar as WAND’s Women, Peace and Security Policy Director Julie Arostegui and Inclusive Security Action’s Policy Adviser Allison Peters discuss updates on the WPS Act and strategies to move the legislation forward.
Allison Peters is Policy Adviser at Inclusive Security Action, where she helps shape the organization’s strategies and outreach initiatives with a particular focus on the US Congress and the United Nations. Inclusive Security Action partners with The Institute for Inclusive Security to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflict. Allison also leads the organization’s policy work in Pakistan, working with Pakistani women leaders to conduct research and advance recommendations concerning women’s inclusion in efforts to counter violent extremism and terrorism.

Previously, Allison spent six years on Capitol Hill as Foreign Policy and Defense Adviser to the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) where she supported his work on the Senate Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee as well as the Senate National Security Working Group. Allison began her career in the Senate in the office of then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). She holds a master’s degree in International Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

DC Event Spotlight: What Works? Promoting Gender Equality and the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in Military Operations

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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by Student Contributor Hannah Stambaugh

2015 is the fifteen-year anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. UNSCR 1325 calls for the inclusion of a gender perspective in all levels of UN peace and security efforts and asserts the critical role of women in peace processes. On February 25th, the Global Gender Program celebrated International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in military operations. The event was part of the GGP’s Global Gender Forum series and was co-sponsored by Women in International Security.

Aisling Swaine, Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School, opened the event with an overview of resolution 1325. Though the resolution has been in place for fifteen years, there is still a lot of work to do in terms of implementation. Challenges in implementation are particularly pronounced within military institutions. Currently, only 3% of UN military missions are women, and most of these women are deployed as support staff. This figure has not changed in the past three years. The panel provided a unique comparative lens on the implementation of UNSCR 1325. Panelists hailed from three different countries – the United States, Ireland, and Sweden- and described prospects and challenges for the implementation of 1325 in their respective countries’ armed forces. Panelists also discussed the overarching roles of NATO and the United Nations in implementation of the resolution.

Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President of Women in International Security (WIIS) and Senior Advisor to the Center for Gender and Peacebuilding of the US Institute of Peace, began the panel discussion by posing three central questions. Why should we talk about gender in military operations? What does it mean when we talk about gender in military operations? How do we measure success? Peace tables dominated by men are unbalanced and are composed only of those “with the guns in hand.” She asserted that discussing gender in military operations is critical because of the distinct voice that women bring to peace talks. Utilizing more female peacekeepers makes for more successful, balanced peacekeeping efforts. Ms. de Jonge Oudraat explained that integrating gender into military operations means paying attention to both gender balancing and gender mainstreaming. In terms of measuring success, she emphasized that success means implementation of gender into all levels of policy, planning, training and execution. Ms. de Jonge Oudraat attributed the slow speed of implementation to the fact that gender still remains a very abstract concept within the military, especially when applied to concrete operations in the field.

Commandant Jayne Lawlor, Chief of Staff as Gender Advisor, J1, Defense Forces Headquarter of Ireland echoed Chantal de Jonge Oudraat’s assertion that a gender perspective must be integrated into all levels of military operations. Commandant Lawlor has served as a member of the Monitoring Group for Ireland’s National Action Plan on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and discussed the overarching goals and strategies of the action plan. Primary is to integrate gender into all military operations. A gender perspective is critical from the lowest to the highest rank and this perspective needs reinforcement throughout one’s career. A second goal is to integrate gender into the non-deployed realm, ranging from training to the home environment. Commandant Lawlor emphasized that the Action Group has sought to establish gender as a standalone pillar in training, rather than a supplementary variable to consider. She outlined several strategies to achieve these goals- more interaction with women’s NGO’s and CSO’s, inviting women from conflict zones to speak to soldiers, hiring more gender advisors, and establishing gender focal points at each level of the military and each stage of training.

Charlotte Isaaksson provided a valuable macro perspective on NATO’s overarching role. She serves as the Gender Advisor (GENAD) within the Allied Command Operations, NATO at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Amongst her notable accomplishments before serving as GENAD, she established the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations in Stockholm, Sweden and maintains officer status within the Swedish Reserve. Though Ms. Isaaksson asserted that integration of a gender perspective into military operations is a very slow process that begins on an ad-hoc basis, she spoke optimistically about prospects for the future. “There is always a way. It will not be easy, but there is always a way. When you reach that point, it is incredibly rewarding,” she said. Echoing previous panelists, Ms. Isaaksson identified three lines of operation for integrating gender into military operations: missions, training and exercises, and overarching institutionalization of gender equality, or gender mainstreaming. The end goal is to integrate a gender perspective fully into all of NATO’s subordinate headquarters, with an emphasis on strong and consistent evaluation.

Brenda Oppermann discussed the successes and challenges of implementing UNSCR 1325 in the American military. Ms. Oppermann has served as a Stabilization and International Development Advisor, research, and senior Program Manager for various organizations including the UN, USAID, the US Army and NATO’s International Security and Assistance Force Afghanistan. She spoke most about her experiences in Afghanistan. She said that although small successes have been achieved, the United States military lags behind countries like Sweden and Ireland in implementing Resolution 1325. To combat this lag, Ms. Oppermann has worked on a team to create a gender annex within the operational order in Afghanistan. The gender annex was the first of its kind in this region and obligates soldiers to integrate gender into operations, as most soldiers on the ground currently have very little concept of gender and the role of women in children in operations. She emphasized that this knowledge void is largely a result of lack of gender integration into training and higher levels of military command. In order for gender concerns to be sufficiently integrated into operations, they must be emphasized from the regional command level to the individual unit level. In addition, Ms. Oppermann said, “if we are going to do a good job in integrating 1325, we must speak to civilians.”

The event’s final panelist was Robert Egnell, Visiting Professor and Director of Teaching at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Sties and senior faculty advisor to the GU Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Mr. Egnell is from Sweden. He discussed strategies for implementing change within the military – “the final bastion of masculine exclusivity”. Change begins with access to the institution one is attempting to influence. He emphasized that in order to implement change, gender must be integrated into the existing paradigm. The military conceives of itself as a fighting machine that serves the nation through fighting and winning wars. In order to effectively reach military members and convince them of the importance of a gender perspective, gender must be woven into this existing framework, i.e., intensive inclusion of women in the peace and security process is essential for fighting and winning wars. Mr. Egnell identified several other strategies for implementing gender concerns into the military’s “bastion of masculinity.” One is to focus on gender mainstreaming as a second wave of change that will occur after integrating more women into the process. Another is to provision greater resources such as hiring more people that will focus specifically on gender goals, establishing more training and focusing on monitoring and follow-up.

Panelists returned to several core themes throughout Wednesday’s event. The main idea that each speaker harped on throughout the conversation was the essentiality of pushing for change in every level and every stage. From day one of training to deployment, from the lowest-ranking military member to the highest-ranking officers, gender concerns must be stressed equally. This is a holistic process. Though Sweden, Ireland, the United States and NATO as a whole are all in different stages in the process of implementing UNSCR 1325 into military operations, all panelists agreed that gender is becoming an increasingly prominent factor in the conversation about military operations. Enacting change within vast bureaucracies is always a slow and cumbersome process, especially within the military, an institution predominated by men the world over. Nevertheless, there is cause for optimism. Robert Egnell ended the panel discussion on an optimistic note. “This is not a process that typically moves backwards.” Once military leaders become enlightened, they do not go back, and they become agents of change. “History is on our side.”

 

GGP event: Promoting Gender Equality in Military Operations

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

 

 What Works? Promoting Gender Equality and the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Military Operations

 

February 25, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
1957 E Street NW, 6th Floor, Lindner Family Commons
The Global Gender Program 
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
Washington, DC  20052
 
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Light Breakfast and Registration
9:30-10:00 am


Event Agenda
10:00-12:00pm

Welcome and opening remarks 

Aisling Swaine
Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs,
The George Washington University


Overview of issues of UN Security Council Resolution 1325,
gender equality and militaries

Chantal de Jon Oudraat
President of Women in International Security, Senior Advisor to the Center for Gender and Peacebuilding,
U.S. Institute of Peace


Institutional approaches to promoting implementation of
UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in the
Irish Defence Forces

Comdt. Jayne Lawlor
Defence Forces Gender, Equality and Diversity Officer, Human Resources Branch,
Irish Defence Forces HQ


  Integration of UNSCR 1325 and gender perspectives into NATOs operations and missions

Charlotte Isaaksson
Gender Adviser, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO


A field perspective on integrating WPS into military operations 

Brenda Oppermann
Stability Operations and Development Advisor


 Discussant, response to previous speakers and
key issues going forward

Robert Egnell 
Visiting Professor and Director of Teaching, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security,
Georgetown University

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The year 2015, marks the 15th Anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 which established the women in peace and security agenda. One of the most challenging areas to advance implementation is where it is most needed – within military institutions. With a view to the 2015 anniversary and planned high-level review of the implementation of Resolution 1325, this event convenes experts who will discuss gaps in implementation, what works, and what should be done going forward.

International event

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

International Gender Conference in DEV

DEV organisers are seeking contributions to panels at the International Conference on Gender Relations and Rising Inequalities.

The increasing evidence for rising inequalities across developing and developed countries has left us with a deepening concern about where this leaves gender relations, with new questions about directions of change and the new forms that gender inequalities may take in the years to come, and the challenges this will pose for development and social justice. It feels like an important moment for gender analysts to take stock and to look forward.

To engage with these issues, DEV will be holding an international conference on Gender Relations and Rising Inequalities at the UEA between 6-8 July 2015, and are seeking papers and panel convenors.

For further details, please get in touch with Nitya Rao (n.rao@uea.ac.uk) or Cecile Jackson (cecile.jackson@uea.ac.uk) – or alternatively, visit our website at http://www.uea.ac.uk/devresearch/research-themes/gender and select the ‘Gender Conference’ tab.

DC event recap: Global Security and Gender–Lessons from Sweden’s Foreign Policy

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Global Security and Gender: Lessons from Sweden’s Foreign Policy

by Student Contributor Hannah Stambaugh

Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, has announced that Sweden will be the world’s first country to pursue a feminist foreign policy. On January 28th, Minister Wallström spoke about Sweden’s groundbreaking new policy agenda at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), an event co-sponsored by the Swedish Embassy in DC. In her keynote address, Wallström emphasized that Sweden would be actively integrating gender into “all aspects of foreign policy.”

Margot Wallström, a leading member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, has served as Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2014. Amongst her notable past positions, she has served as Minister of Culture and Minister of Social Affairs, has served as a member of Parliament, and has served as Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence and Conflict. Throughout her career, she has championed women’s rights and wider human rights.

An Wednesday’s event, Wallström outlined the “what” and the “how” of a feminist foreign policy. A feminist agenda is not just a women’s agenda, “it is a wider human rights and security agenda,” she asserted.

A feminist foreign policy has three major goals: women’s rights, representation and resources. She maintains that women’s rights must be central to every level of a foreign policy agenda rather than treated as a separate issue. Sweden will be working multilaterally and bilaterally to ensure that gender is incorporated into all facets of foreign policy decision-making. Sweden will promote increased women’s representation in governments and in peace-building processes, both domestically and globally. Wallström emphasized the critical role of women’s unique voices in negotiations and mediations. One way of promoting this goal is through increased support of women’s organizations working towards peace and reconciliation in conflict and post-conflict zones. Finally, Sweden will channel greater resources towards domestic and global gender equality initiatives.

Though Sweden is hailed as one of the world’s champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment, Wallström emphasized that the country still has substantial room for domestic growth.

Priority will be given to these five interdependent pillars of a feminist foreign policy:

  1. Increasing the role of women in rule of law and human rights,
  2. Combating gender-based violence and sexual violence, particularly in conflict and post-conflict zones,
  3. Promoting sexual health and reproductive rights (one of Sweden’s domestic strengths),
  4. Promoting the economic development of women, particularly labor rights and equal access to social services and legal rights, and
  5. Integrating women’s issues into the environmental area and the fight against climate change.

Following Wallström’s address, a distinguished panel expanded the scope of the discussion to include the role of the United States. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state for the bureau of African affairs, moderated the panel. Discussants were Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Donald Steinberg, president and CEO of an international nonprofit called World Learning and a champion of pushing minority rights into the USAID agenda, and Minister Wallström. Two of the main topics discussed were the US’s role in promoting global gender equality and discussants’ views on best practices in achieving gender equality aims.

Ambassador Russell expressed her excitement about working with Sweden to integrate gender into foreign policy and outlined some of the United States’ major goals. These goals include increasing women’s representation in peacebuilding work, increasing women’s representation in global and domestic politics, and convincing skeptical foreign leaders why women’s representation matters.

Minister Wallström’s feminist policy agenda has been met with ridicule in many parts of the world, including Sweden. Nevertheless, she remains resolute in the importance of incorporating gender concerns and women’s unique voices into all levels of foreign and domestic policy. Flying in the face of critics who claim a feminist agenda is an intangible goal, Wallström has already taken several concrete steps to initiate substantial reform in Sweden’s foreign policy in her first year as Minister of Foreign Affairs. She has instituted an overrule of all ministries to ensure that capacity for the new feminist agenda is met, she has taken steps to engage civil society, and she has appointed an Ambassador-at-Large for women’s issues, making Sweden one of three countries (including the United States) with this position. Minister Wallström is confident in Sweden’s ability to create substantive reform and to lessen the stigma around the word “feminism.”

DC event recap: Scaling the Mountain

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

scaling_mountains by Staff Contributor Camry Haskins

On Wednesday, January 7, the Wilson Center hosted the event “Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal”. Speakers included Rishi Bastakoti, Vanier Scholar, University of Calgary; Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center; Judy Oglethorpe, Chief of Party, Hariyo Ban Program, World Wildlife Fund, and A. Tianna Scozzaro, Population and Climate Associate, Population Action International. The room was filled with gender and climate professionals, as well as, Nepalese citizens.

The room was briefed on a USAID sponsored project that combined women’s reproductive choices with environmental sustainability. The project worked at a local level to look at what changes could be made by the communities of Nepal in order to combat climate change. There are many aspects of climate change that local Nepalese farmers have no control over, but that doesn’t make them helpless over their day-to-day lives. In fact it is often this title of victim that often frustrates those who have been adapting to environmental changes their entire lives. Rather than fall into victimization, this project has worked with communities in order to tackle the problems they do have control over. This has been done through reduced deforestation and increased use of family planning measures.

Deforestation creates much vulnerability including increased landslides during rainy seasons. A significant reason for high deforestation has to do with wood burning cooking methods and the high demand for wood because of large family sizes. By increasing education in climate dangers and contraceptive use, the implementers have seen a gradual change in cultural norms surrounding gender values. Where once, families would continue to grow until a son or even two were born, more families are now valuing having no more than two children even when both are daughters.

Population control coupled with implementation of non-wood burning cook stoves and changing farming methods combine to reduce the environmental degradation in Nepal. This project has not been without obstacles, but overall it has shown much success.  The coordinated group of actors anticipates continued progress moving forward.

 

To learn more about this project click here or watch the video.

Event at Harvard University: From the Frontlines: Women Battle War

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Join us in person or watch online.

The Institute of Politics, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Center for Public Leadership and the Women and Public Policy Program present

From the Frontlines: Women Battle War

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
6:00pm — 7:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Where: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, 1st Floor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

*The event is open to the public.

Join the conversation on Twitter with #wagingpeace.

unnamedSuraya Pakzad of Afghanistan speaks at the 2014 JFK Jr. Forum, “Can Women Stop War?,” alongside Irene Santiago of The Philippines and Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana of Rwanda. The event was moderated by Ambassador Swanee Hunt (far left) and also featured women leaders from Colombia and Syria.

Across the globe, women are mobilizing against the violence and insecurity tearing apart their communities and nations. In Syria, they are standing up to the advance of the Islamic State. When tribes clash in Kenya or Nigeria, they are the first to say “Enough.” Facing grave risks, women make peace stick by bridging ruinous divides.

For the 16th annual forum in this “Inclusive Security” series, join senior government and civil society leaders as they speak about their experiences preventing violence, ending conflict, and defying extremism. Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, will moderate the discussion with experts from Brazil, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria.

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Washington, DC 20036

DC event

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
EVENT CO-SPONSORS:
Global Sustainability and Resilience Program
Asia Program

In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. A growing population and the impacts of climate change are increasing the challenges these communities face. Efforts to increase the resilience of communities have found success by integrating traditionally separate development objectives, like natural resource management and health care, under one program.

Join us for a discussion about two of these efforts with Judy Oglethorpe of WWF’s Hariyo Ban Program, which is working to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal by empowering local communities through sound conservation and livelihood approaches, and Rishi Bastakoti, who will discuss his work with RIMS Nepal, a project highlighted in the recent ECSP film,Scaling the Mountain, which combines conservation efforts with reproductive health services. Following the presentations, A. Tianna Scozzaro, population and climate associate at Population Action International, will talk about how these and other population, health, and environment (PHE) projects offer an opportunity for the reproductive health and climate change adaptation sectors to work together to improve people’s lives.

Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast atWilsonCenter.org (not every event is webcast live; archived webcasts go up approximately one day after the meeting date).

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Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Benjamin.Dills@wilsoncenter.org. Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our

LOCATION:
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Event Speakers List:
  • Chief of Party, Hariyo Ban Program, World Wildlife Fund
  • Population and Climate Associate, Population Action International

Event: 2015 FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender

Friday, December 12th, 2014

When: October 23-24, 2015
Where: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

TOPICAL FOCUS
Gender and related areas, from biological, cultural, and social or environmental perspectives. Learn more here.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS
Sari van Anders, Arthur Arnold, Tom Boellstorff, Lisa Diamond, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Daniel Fessler, Matthew Gutmann, Gilbert Herdt, Melissa Hines, Kathy Huang, Marcia Inhorn, Hillard Kaplan, Robert Lemelson, Michael Peletz, Sarah Richardson, James Rilling, Alice Wexler, Carol Worthman

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EARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015

*Online registration for general public only. All others (Current Students/ University of California Faculty+Staff/International Customers/Conference Scholarships) must register by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA Central Ticket Office windows.