When: Thurs, March 8 | 11:00am-8:00pm
Where: City View Room, 7th floor
1957 E St, NW
Elliott School of International Affairs
In honor of International Women’s Day the Global Gender Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs is hosting an exciting set of presentations on women in peacemaking, peace and war, women’s empowerment in the Middle East, and women in U.S. foreign policy. Please join us to celebrate this important day and engage with experts on critical issues facing women and girls around the globe.
11:00-11:30am: Brunch Meet & Greet
11:30am-1:00pm: U.N. Peace Operations and Security Equality
1:00-2:30pm: Women, War and Peace: Addressing Sexual Violence
Jelke Boesten, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
Dara Kay Cohen, Assistant Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Kathleen Kuehnast, Director, Gender and Peacebuilding Center, United States Institute of Peace
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Executive Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America (SIPRI North America)
Kerry Frances Crawford, Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, GW
2:30-3:00pm: Coffee break
3:00-4:30pm: Improving Gender Equality: Informing Better Policy through Research in the Middle East, North Africa, and Beyond
Rola Abdul-Latif, Senior Research Specialist, Applied Research Center, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Jane Henrici, Study Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs, GW
Patti Petesch, Consultant, the World Bank
Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
4:30-5:00pm: Coffee break
5:00-6:00pm: Distinguished Women in International Affairs Series speaker
Maria Otero, Under Secretary, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
This event is co-sponsored by GW’s Global Gender Forum, GW’s Culture in Global Affairs Seminar Series, GW’s Distinguished Women in International Affairs Series, GW’s Security Policy Forum, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America (SIPRI North America), the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).