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International Affairs: Reintroducing Women, Peace and Security

March 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PSRP team member Fionnuala Ní Aoláin has contributed to International Affair’s special issue analysing 15 years of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and to mark this issue, Chatham House is hosting a panel event on March 8 2016.

Under the UN Charter, the Security Council is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security and has recognized the centrality of gender issues in achieving this aim through the adoption of eight, inter-related resolutions on women, peace and security. On the back of these, governments were encouraged to produce National Action Plans detailing how they would advance gender equality at home and abroad and organizations such as the EU and NATO have incorporated elements of the WPS agenda into their defence and security policies. But has the agenda lived up to its ambitions in its first 15 years?

Our panel, all contributors to the special issue, will provide expert analysis of the failures and achievements of the WPS agenda and explore possible future directions of both scholarship and policy in this area.

Participants:

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society, University of Minnesota; Professor of Law, University of Ulster
Dr Soumita Basu, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University
Dr Laura J.  Shepherd, Visiting Fellow, LSE Gender Institute and Centre for Women, Peace and Security; Associate Professor of International Relations, UNSW Australia
Chair: Dr Paul Kirby, Visiting Fellow, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security; Lecturer in International Security, University of Sussex

 

Source: Chatham House

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Date:
March 8, 2016
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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International Affairs
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Chatham House
10 St James's Square
London, SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom
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