Peace and Security During Uncertain Times
The University of Pittsburgh chapter of Women In International Security (WIIS) proudly announces “Peace and Security During Uncertain Times,” a week-long, virtual conference October 5th - 9th, 2020.
Our world, at present, is more tumultuous than ever. COVID-19 has exposed inequities in global health systems, including disproportionate burdens on women, migrants and refugees, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations. Climate change persists, and experts predict that rising temperatures will increase the risk of violence and armed conflict globally. The proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction pose an evolving threat to U.S. national security, which Cold War-era foreign policy tools and institutions are questionably equipped to address.
Each night, panels will present a facilitated discussion concerning these challenges and propose courses of action that may assist our country in moving forward. On Friday afternoon from 1-4pm, we will host a WIIS Pitt Student Research Showcase.
This conference is free and open to all.
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