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AallPamelaSenior Advisor, Conflict Prevention and ManagementUnited States Institute of PeacePamela Aall is a senior advisor for conflict prevention and management at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She was founding Provost of USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding and headed the Institute’s education and training programs for a number of years. She is currently directing a project for CIGI on Africa’s regional conflict management capacity.
Her research interests include mediation and negotiation, non-governmental organizations, civil–military relations, education and training and the role of education in exacerbating conflict or promoting reconciliation. She is chair of the board of the International Peace and Security Institute and a board member of Women in International Security, an organization dedicated to promoting women’s professional advancement in the foreign affairs and security fields. In 2014, she was the Sharkey Scholar at Seton Hall University., non-governmental organizations, military, education, conflict resolution
AbirafehLinaExecutive Director of the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American UniversityArab Institute for WomenDr. Lina Abirafeh joined the Arab Institute for Women (AiW) in 2015. She brings nearly 20 years of experience addressing gender issues in both development and humanitarian settings. Her focus is on gender-based violence in emergency settings - conflict, post-conflict, and natural disaster. She has worked with many UN agencies and international NGOs in countries such as Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, amongst others. Dr. Abirafeh has also conducted research trips to Bangladesh, Fiji, Kenya, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda on various gender issues and has published much of this work in books and journals. Dr. Abirafeh completed her PhD in 2008 under the auspices of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Department of International Development, researching the effects of gender-focused international aid in conflict and post-conflict contexts, with a specific focus on gender-based violence. violence, conflict, conflict resolution, natural disasters, development
AchesonRayDirectorWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, Reaching Critical Will (disarmament program)Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will. She provides analysis, research, and advocacy across a range of disarmament and arms control issues. Ray leads WILPF’s work on stigmatising war and violence, including by campaigning for a nuclear weapon ban treaty and challenging the arms trade and the use of explosive weapons and armed drones. Ray is also on the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Study Group and represents WILPF on several coalition steering groups, including the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). She has an Honours BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Politics from The New School for Social Research. Ray previously worked for the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. She was a 2018 UN Women Metro-NY "Champion of Change". Publications:, arms control, nuclear weapons
Al AlawiDalyaPolicy AnalystInternational Peace Institute Middle East and North Africa OfficeDalya Al Alawi joined IPI in January 2018, where she is responsible for managing programs, concept notes and internships, monitoring budgets, providing support in research, and drafting the Director of IPI MENA’s speeches. She also manages IPI MENA’s social media. Dalya graduated in December 2017 with a Master’s of Arts in International Relations from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, where she primarily studied terrorism and contemporary conflict, globalization and governance, and the theory and ethics of political violence. Her thesis focused on the gendered impact of nationality and citizenship laws on statelessness and its political implications in the GCC. She also earned her Bachelor’s of Art in International Relations with German from the University of Birmingham, during which she spent a year studying at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Munich, Germany.
@DalyaAlAlawiterrorism, conflict, globalization, violence, citizenship, gender
AllenLouiseGlobal Gender, Peace and Security ConsultantUnited NationsLouise Allen is a Global Gender, Peace and Security Consultant with 10 years of experience in gender equality and the promotion of women’s rights and human rights in Australia, the Pacific, Geneva, and New York. Formally the Executive Director of NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, Louise now conducts independent assessments commissioned under NATO and the UN in Sydney, Australia. Louise has completed assessment work on the UN’s implementation of gender commitments and NATO’s Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security. Louise is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Masters in International Relations.
@AllenLouiseAHuman rights, Gender, Refugees, Civil Rights, Peacekeeping, United Nations, NATO, Security
ArimatsuLouiseDistinguished Policy FellowLondon School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace, and SecurityDr Louise Arimatsu is Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, where she works on the AHRC project 'A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security' and the ERC project 'Gendered Peace'. Her current research projects include 'A Feminist Foreign Policy' and 'Women and Weapons'. Dr Arimatsu was Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Law Department at Exeter University (2014-2017), Associate Fellow at Chatham House (2006-2015), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence Senior Fellow (2013) and Managing Editor of the Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law (2009-2012). She was a member of the ‘group of experts’ on a project which led to the publication of the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (CUP, 2013). International law, armed conflict, cyber-conflict
AshworthSidSenior Adviser (non-Resident)Center for Strategic & International StudiesSid Ashworth is a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She recently retired as corporate vice president of government relations for Northrop Grumman Corporation. In that role, she was responsible for providing effective guidance, coordination and support for all company relationships with the U.S. government. She provided strategic guidance and insights to inform business decisions, including long term planning and investment strategies. She was also a member of the company’s corporate policy council. Ms. Ashworth joined Northrop Grumman from GE Aviation, where she was vice president of its Washington Operations. Prior to joining GE Aviation, she was principal of the Ashworth Group. government, resource management, source structure, strategy
AsokaKaavyaExecutive DirectorNGOWG on WPSKaavya Asoka is the Executive Director of NGO Working Group on Women, Security and Peace. A human rights advocate, Kaavya has extensive experience with human rights work in India and Geneva. In 2011, she partnered with the WHRD International Coalition to coordinate and write the Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders. Shifting focus to journalistic pursuits, Kaavya became a senior editor for Dissent in 2014, where she spent four years covering topics pertaining to race, class, feminist movements, and many others. She is a graduate of NYU. rights, Race, Class, Feminist Movements, International Affairs, Social Movements, Gender, Journalism
AvantDeborahChairUniversity of DenverDr. Deborah Avant is the Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy. Her research has focused on civil-military relations, and the roles of non-state actors in controlling violence and generating governance. She was the inaugural director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy. Under her leadership the Sié Chéou-Kang Center launched the Private Security Monitor; became a model for promoting engaged scholarship on the many policy consequential organizations that affect peace, security, and governance; grew from one to nine affiliated faculty member,; and became the first home to the International Studies Association's newest journal: the Journal of Global Security Studies, for which she serves as editor in chief. She is an observer member of the ICoCA and, in 2013, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of St.Gallen for her research and contribution toward regulating private military and security companies. Professor Avant regularly advises governments, companies, NGOs, and others on the roles that many play in contemporary global governance and serves on numerous governing and editorial boards., non-state actors
BahatiIbrahimFellow, Research AssistantAmerican University of Beruit, Arizona State University, Global People's SummitIbrahim is currently a Mastercard Foundation Scholar getting a master’s degree in rural community development at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and master’s degree in gender studies at Makerere University (Uganda).Ibrahim has been working as a co-instructor of a gender and development elective class at the School for International Training, Uganda, a gender specialist for Girls in School Initiative Uganda, a grassroots community organization aiming to promote the agency of Ugandan men in girl’s education, and as a voluntary communications expert who has served with local NGOs aiming at promoting street children needs in Kampala.
His research interests are, but not limited to, the subject of gender and masculinities, conflict and refugees, climate change, food security and rural development. Conflict, Refugees, Gender, Climate change, Security, gender-based violence, food security
BaldwinGretchenPolicy AnalystInternational Peace Institute Women, Peace, and Security ProgramGretchen Baldwin is a Policy Analyst in IPI’s Women, Peace, and Security program, where she primarily focuses on the Women in Peace Operations research track. Prior to joining the WPS team, she was the assistant editor at IPI, and she has been with the organization since September 2018.Before joining IPI, Gretchen conducted field research on sustainable peace in Rwanda as an AC4 Graduate Fellow. She was a 2014-15 Fulbright student researcher in northern Cameroon, where she partnered with the University of Ngaoundéré to produce ethnographic work on economic networks and aid for rural beekeeping communities, and she worked in 2012 as an art instructor at the Bukavu Youth Action Center in the eastern DRC. Her current research interests include the gendered dimensions of political violence, masculinities, and repressive states., conflict resolution, gender, violence, masculinities
BasuSoumitaAssistant ProfessorSouth Asian University
Soumita Basu is an assistant professor in Internaitonal Relations at the South Asian University, New Delhi. She has held the Hayward R. Alker and Mellon postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Southern California and Kenyon College respectively, and also worked with Women in Security, Conflcit Management and Peace (WISCOMP) in New Delhi and Kashmir. Soumita has published on gender, security and the UN in edited volumes as well as journals, including International Affairs, International Political Science Review, International Studies Perspectives, Politics & Gender and Security Dialogue
UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; feminist international relations; United Nations; South Asian participation in UN peace operations; critical security studies
BensahelNoraDistinguished Scholar in ResidenceSchool of International Service, American UniversityDr. Nora Bensahel is a widely published expert on U.S. defense policy, military operations and force structure. She is also a Contributing Editor and Columnist for War on the Rocks. She has held senior positions at the Center for a New American Security and RAND Corporation. She taught in the Security Studies Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for more than a decade. She earned her BA from Cornell University and her MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University.
@norabensahelUS defense policy, US military operations and force structure, coalition and alliance operations, leader development
Bergtora SandvikKristinResearch Professor in Humanitarian Studies;
Professor, Faculty of Law
Peace Research Institute Oslo;
University of Oslo
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik is a Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at PRIO, and the coordinator for the Humanitarianism research group. Her main affiliation is now with the University of Oslo, where she is a professor at the faculty of Law (Sociology of Law) and writing a legal sociology of humanitarianism. At PRIO, Bergtora Sandvik leadx the projects "Aid in Crisis? Rights-Based Approaches and HumanitariOutcomes" and"Do No Harm: Ethical Humanitarian Innovation". She is also a member of PRIOs new project on Humanitarian Borders. Bergtora Sandvik continues her work on technology, law and gender in the humanitarian space and beyond., technology, law
BerryMarie E.Assistant ProfessorJosef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver
Marie E. Berry is a political sociologist with a focus on mass violence, gender, politics, and development. Her research examines the political, economic, and social consequences of armed conflict. Her first book, War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina (Cambridge University Press 2018), draws from over 260 interviews with women in Rwanda and Bosnia to investigate the impact of violence on women's political mobilization. Berry defines "politics" broadly, seeing women's participation in community organizations and in public spaces as an extension of their political agency. In the project she integrates a feminist, gender-focused perspective into historical institutionalist research on the long-term social and political consequences of war.
@marieeberrymass violence, gender, politics, development,
BorchgrevnikKajaSenior ResearcherPeace Research Institute OsloKaja Borchgrevink's main research focus is on religion, civil society and development. She is currently engaged in a number of research projects related to religion, development and politics, including the project 'Financial Exclusion, Islamic Finance and Housing in the Nordic Countries'(FINEX).In her doctoral research investigated the relationship between private Islamic charity and poverty reduction practices in the context of Pakistan and the Pakistani diaspora in Oslo, Norway.
She has previously completed a number of studies of religious education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the transnational connections between religious seminaries (madrasas) in the two countries.Earlier research includes studies of the relationship between civil society and peace building in Afghanistan, under and after the Taliban and the role and significance of religious groups and networks in Afghanistan after 2001. Kaja Borchgrevink has a background from Development Studies and practical development work in South Asia., civil society, development
BowenDonna LeeProfessorBrigham Young UniversityProfessor Bowen writes on the intersection of religion, tradition and politics in the Middle East and has authored articles and a forthcoming book on attempts to construct policy which reflects Muslim sensibilities, specifically social policy concerning family planning and abortion. Her edited book, Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East (with Evelyn A. Early), is widely used in universities and a third edition of this popular work is in press. Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at BYU where she teaches courses in comparative politics, Middle East politics, Middle East area studies, and gender politics. She is currently working on research determining the relationship between family law and state peacefulness.She currently serves on the advisory board of BYU Studies and TALIM, the Tangier American Legation Museum. In addition to her academic work, she has completed consulting projects on aspects of population, politics, development and women’s status for the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development. East politics, gender, religion
BrimmerEstherExecutive DirectorNAFSA: Association of International EducatorsEsther Brimmer, DPhil, currently serves as the executive director and chief executive officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Dr. Brimmer’s distinguished career includes three appointments within the U.S. Department of State, serving most recently as the assistant secretary for international organization affairs from April 2009 to 2013. Union, security, international relations
BryskAlisonMellichamp Professor of Global GovernanceUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraAlison Brysk is Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of ten books and edited volumes on human rights, including The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina (1994), From Tribal Village to Global Village (2000), Human Rights and Private Wrongs (2005), Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy (2009), andSpeaking Rights to Power (2013). Professor Brysk has held visiting appointments in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Japan and Fulbright appointments in Canada and India. In 2013-14, she was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. rights, foreign policy
ButlerMariaGlobal Programs DirectorWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, PeaceWomen (Women, Peace, and Security Program)Maria Butler is the Global Programmes Director of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and is based at the UN office in NY. A leading expert, she is the author of numerous publications including the "Women, Peace and Security Handbook", a ten analysis of the Security Council's resolutions, editorials and resources. Maria regularly presents at, and facilities briefings, trainings and consultations with security council members, other states, UN officials and civil society groups across a range of policy, peace and security topics. Maria works directly with women advocates and partners in conflict-affected situations to link local and global policy implementation.
conflict resolution, human rights
CaprioliMaryAssociate ProfessorUniversity of MinnesotaAn associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota—Duluth, Head of the Department of Political Science and Director of the International Relations Program, has researched the role of gendered structural inequality on political conflict and violence, including interstate/intrastate violence and security issues broadly defined to include human rights. Caprioli has published articles in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, International Security, and the Journal of Peace Research, and is writing two books. From 1999–2004, she was an associate editor for International Studies Perspectives. Her work has highlighted the need for cross-national data on women that captures the full extent of inequality relative to each society. She has been awarded several research grants and her expertise has been sought by the World Bank, UNIFEM, and the Africa Peace Forum. She brings experience in data development and is an advisory board member of the Minorities at Risk Project. Caprioli received a PhD from the University of Connecticut., conflict, violence, human rights
ChiPrimus CheResearcherPeace Research Institute Oslo;
Karolinska Institutet
Primus Che Chi is doctoral researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, Peace Research Institute Oslo (CSCW/PRIO). Their career goal is to serve humanity unselfishly and unreservedly, through teaching, training, research and advocacy, while positively transforming the lives of ordinary p​​eople. justice, conflict, public health
ChinkinChristineProfessorial Research FellowLondon School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace, and SecurityProfessor Christine Chinkin CMG FBA is Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, where she leads three major projects: ‘A Feminist International Law of Peace and Security’ funded by the AHRC, ‘Gendered Peace’ funded by the ERC and the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Professor Chinkin was Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security from 2015-2018. Professor Chinkin is a leading expert on international law and human rights law, especially the international human rights of women. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a barrister and an academic member of Matrix Chambers. She was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to advancing women's human rights worldwide. law, humanitarian law, armed conflict, United Nations
CohnCarolDirector, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights at the University of Massachusetts BostonConsotorium on Gender, Security and Human Rights at the Univeristy of Massachusetts BostonDr. Carol Cohn is the founding director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, and a leader in the scholarly community addressing issues of gender in global politics, armed conflict and security. Dr. Cohn’s research and writing has focused on gender and security issues ranging from work on the discourse of civilian nuclear defense intellectuals and U.S. national security elites to gender integration issues in the US military, feminist approaches to thinking about weapons of mass destruction, the gender dimensions of contemporary armed conflicts, the concept of “vulnerability” in security and humanitarian discourse, and gender mainstreaming in international peace and security institutions, including the passage of UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security and the ongoing efforts to ensure its implementation at the international, national, and grassroots levels., armed conflicts, gender, Feminism, peace
CollureAanjalieSenior AssociateWomen DeliverFor the past five years, Aanjalie has supported international campaigns that spotlight some of the most untold stories in global health and development. Prior to joining Women Deliver, she served as the Communications Officer for Lighthouse Relief in Greece, where she led activities to draw attention to the needs of women, children, and youth at the fringes of the European refugee situation. Before that, as a Senior Associate at Global Health Strategies in New York City, she supported campaigns tied to neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis, and global health innovation, working with clients at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and various UN agencies. She has also worked at IntraHealth International in Washington, DC, where she coordinated efforts to pass the first UN Security Council resolution condemning attacks against healthcare in conflict-affected countries., immigration, disease, health
DahlMarianneSenior Researcher;
Deputy Editor for Journal of Peace Research
Peace Research Institute Oslo;
Journal of Peace Research
​​​​​​Marianne Dahls' major research interests includes: Non-Violence, Civil War Theory, Post-Conflict Stability, Political Economy and Statistical Modeling. Her PhD project; 'Desisting from Violence: The selection of Non-Violent vs. Violent Strategies', is on the strategic choices made by opposition groups, and what causes a non-violent, violent or mixed strategy., civil war , conflict resolution, political economy
DaviesSaraAustralian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow;
Associate Professor (Griffith University);
Adjunct Associate Professor (Monash GPS)
Australian Research Council;
Centre for Governance and Public Policy, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University;
Monash University Center for Gender, Peace and Security
Dr Sara Davies is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and Associate Professor at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy,School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia.She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Gender Peace and Security Initiative, School of Social Sciences, Monash University.
Sara’s research interests are in global health governance, health diplomacy and prevention of sexual violence in conflict situations.Sara Davies has published in Review of International Studies, Security Dialogue, and International Affairs.Sara is author ofGlobal Politics of Health (Polity) and Legitimatizing Rejection: International Refugee Law in Asia (Martinus Nijhoff), and co-author of Disease Diplomacy (Johns Hopkins University Press) with Adam Kamradt-Scott and Simon Rushton., global health, international relations, international law, refugees, political science, united nations
de Jonge OudraatChantalPresidentWomen in International SecurityShe was the founding and executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America (2012-2014).Previous positions include: senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; associate vice president and director of the U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program;adjunct associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC; and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.
Her areas of specialization are: women, peace and security, gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, U.S.-European relations.,14@ChdeJOudraatgender, international organizations, disarmament, terrorism, extremism, peacekeeping, economy, US-European relations
den BoerAndreaLecturerUniversity of KentA lecturer in international politics at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, researches in the area of ethics, women’s rights, and gender in international relations. Her publications include a co-authored book with Valerie Hudson (Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population, MIT Press 2004), articles on women’s rights and the effectiveness of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and writings on the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. Her current research examines issues related to violence against women in Asian states. She is an associate editor of Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations. Den Boer received her PhD from the University of Kent.'s rights, international relations, gender
DonnellyPhoebePostdoctoral Fellow, Williams College; Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International CenterWilliams CollegePhoebe Donnelly is the Stanley Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow at Williams College where she teaches on gender and conflict and security in Africa.
She received her PhD in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2019. Phoebe won the Peter Ackerman Award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation at The Fletcher School that demonstrates scholarly merit, originality, and contribution to the field and society. In her dissertation, "Wedded to Warfare: Forced Marriage in Rebel Groups," Phoebe creates a theory of forced marriage based on two rebel groups al-Shabaab (in Somalia and Kenya) and the Lord’s Resistance Army (in Uganda). In 2017, Women in International Security (WIIS) selected Phoebe as one of their “Next Generation Gender Scholars.” Phoebe is also a visiting fellow at Feinstein International Center, a research and teaching center focused on humanitarian crises. International Relations, Conflict, Gender, Security,
DuncansonClaireSenior Lecturer in International RelationsThe University of EdinburghClaire Duncanson is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to 2009, Claire was involved with several NGO’s and human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Jubilee 2000, and Global Perspective. Claire’s current research and work is focused on feminism, gender, the military, peacebuilding, and issues of international security. Claire has a BA in Honors Combined Social Science from the University of Durham, a MA in Political Philosophy from the University of York, a MPhil in Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Security, Gender, Military, Peace
EggertJenniferHead of Research and DevelopmentHumanitarian Academy for Development Eggert is a researcher and practitioner working on gender, political violence, preventing/countering violent extremism, Islam(ism), migration and development in Europe and the Middle East., Terrorism, Violence, gender, migration, middle east
Gaudry HaynieJeannetteSenior FellowWomen in International SecurityJeannette Gaudry Haynie is a Senior Fellow at Women in International Security (WIIS). She is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. She currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, assigned to the Headquarters Marine Corps Strategic Initiatives Group, and is also a PhD candidate at the George Washington University writing her dissertation. An AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter pilot by trade who served through multiple overseas deployments in a variety of billets, she earned her MA in Political Science in 2011 from the University of New Orleans. She writes regular blog posts for the United States Naval Institute, the professional journal of the sea services, and has been published in Proceedings as well as quoted and interviewed in a variety of media due to her writing. Her research interests include gender inequality and resulting outcomes in the security sphere, and her dissertation work involves the role of gender inequality as an enabling condition of terrorism., security, terrorism, conflict
GboweeLeymahExecutive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityWomen, Peace and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityLeymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is a peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights advocate. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace, and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Ms. Gbowee’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace – which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 – is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell . Ms. Gbowee holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), and has received a number of honorary degrees from universities around the world. She is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, the founding head of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, and the co-founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberian Coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). In 2018, Ms. Gbowee was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency.
@LeymahRGboweecivil war, conflict, sustainable development, peace, wome's rights, youth
GeyerKatrinAssociateWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, Reaching Critical Will (disarmament program)Katrin Geyer is the Reaching Critical Will Associate. She supports the organisation’s monitoring, advocacy, and research on a wide range of disarmament issues. Prior to this role, Katrin was first an intern and then a Consultant to WILPF’s Human Rights Programme. She has an Honours BA Liberal Arts degree from the University College Maastricht and an MA in Human Rights from the University College London Publications: control, disarmament
GoetzAnne MarieClinical ProfessorNew York University Center for Global AffairsDr. Goetz has been Clinical Professor at CGA since January 2014. She served at the United Nations since 2005 as a Policy Director of Governance, Peace and Security, first at UNIFEM and since 2011 at UN Women. While at the UN Dr. Goetz spearheaded initiatives to promote women’s empowerment in the UN’s peace building work in post-conflict situations, and to support women’s organizations’ efforts to participate in peace talks and post-conflict decision-making. She spearheaded initiatives to ensure that the Security Council addresses sexual violence in conflict as a tactic of warfare, and to build peacekeepers’ capacities to detect and prevent these abuses.
Dr. Goetz is a political scientist studying how development policies in fragile states promote the interests of marginalized social groups, particularly poor women. She was researched democratization and good governance reforms in South Asia and East Africa. This has included research on pro-poor and gender-sensitive approaches to public sector reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and decentralization, and political liberalization and state building in fragile states and post-conflict situations.She is on the editorial board of the Oxfam journal” Gender and Development, is a Board member of the NGO Gender at Work, and is a member of UN Women’s ‘Champions of Women Peace & Security and Human Rights’ group.
@amgoetzUnited Nations, poeacebuilding, conflict resolution, sexual violence, democratization, corruption
GoetzAnne MarieClinical ProfessorNYU Centre for Global Affairs
Dr. Goetz served at the United Nations between 2005 and 2014 as a Policy Director of Governance, Peace and Security, at UNIFEM and UN Women. From 1991 – 2005 she was a Professorial Fellow in Political Science at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She also served the United Nations Development Program in Chad and Guinea in the mid-1980s. While at the UN, Dr. Goetz spearheaded initiatives to build women’s participation in representative politics, to promote women’s empowerment in the UN’s peace building work in post-conflict situations, and to support the participation of women leaders and rights organizations in peace talks and post-conflict decision-making. She worked with the UN Security Council to improve responses to sexual violence in conflict, and to build peacekeepers’ capacities to prevent these abuses. Dr. Goetz is the author of seven books on the subjects of gender, politics and policy in developing countries, and on accountability reforms – including the 2009 volume: Governing Women: Women in Politics and Governance in Developing Countries, and the UNIFEM flagship report: Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability.
@amgoetzgender, peacemaking, peacebuilding, governance, United Nations, development, conflict
GordonEleanorSenior Lecturer in Politics and International Development Practice:
Deputy Director of the Master in International Development Practice (MIDP)
Monash University Center for Gender, Peace and SecurityEleanor is a Lecturer in Politics and International Development and Deputy Director of the Master in International Development Practice (MIDP) programme. She is also on the Monash Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Steering Committee. Her research and practice focusses on building security and justice after conflict and inclusive approaches to peacebuilding.
After completing her PhD in Criminology, Eleanor spent the following 18 years working in the field of international development, specializing in security, justice and human rights issues. Her work has included building state security and justice institutions, working with demobilized guerrilla groups, addressing war crimes and human rights violations, promoting gender equality and inclusive approaches to peacebuilding, and addressing issues related to organized crime and terrorism.
Eleanor is Associate Editor with Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, a Trustee of Saferworld (an independent international organization working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives), a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Security Governance (an international think tank dedicated to the study of security and governance transitions in conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable environments), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and a Deployable Civilian Expert with the UK Government's Stabilisation Unit., conflict, security, gender, inclusion, peacebuilding
GormleyLisaPolicy FellowLondon School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace, and SecurityLisa Gormley is a Policy Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She is an international lawyer specialising in equality for women and girls, and the obligation of States to eradicate violence against women and girls. Lisa is regularly consulted by, and works cooperatively with, lawyers representing women and girls, UN agencies, States, and national and international civil society organizations: she has also worked closely for several years with the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences. Lisa regularly speaks to academic and practitioner audiences about issues relating to the human rights of women and girls. Currently, Lisa is spending most of her time developing the Centre's Tackling Violence against Women website, mainly by adding further detailed analysis of the international jurisprudence relating to violence against women, with support from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust., International Law, Human Rights
GunawardanaSamanthiSenior Lecturer in Gender and Development in the Faculty of ArtsMonash University Center for Gender, Peace and SecuritySamanthi J. Gunawardana is a Senior Lecturer in Gender and Development in the Faculty of Arts, a member of the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre. From 2014-2018, she was the Course Director for the Master of International Development Practice.
Samanthi’s research examines the impact of development policy on employment systems, labour, and livelihoods among rural women in South Asia, with a particular emphasis on gender, development and labour in Sri Lanka. Key topics explored include export processing zone employment systems, freedom of association, labour organizing, labour migration, and connections between the political economy of households and development policy. relations, gender, labor force, developing countries, worker's rights, human rights, political economy, ethical sourcing
HagenJamie J.Post-doctoral Fellow, LecturerLSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Queen's University Belfast

Jamie J. Hagen is the James N. Rosenau Post-Doctoral Fellow with the International Studies Association for 2018-2019 as well as an affiliated scholar with the Pembroke Center at Brown University. She is interested in how sexual orientation and gender identity matter to peace and security practices with a focus on the experiences of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. Jamie’s work has appeared in International Affairs, Critical Studies on Security and the International Feminist Journal of Politics as well as a number of edited volumes. In addition to this research, she is also the Associate Editor of Digital Media for the International Feminist Journal of Politics and the Communications Officer for the LGBTQA Caucus of the International Studies Association.
@Jamiejhagenwomen, peace, security; queer theory; feminist security studies
HamidZarinWILPS Women, Peace, and Security CoordinatorWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, PeaceWomen (Women, Peace, and Security Program)Zarin Hamid contributes to monitoring and analysis on women, peace, and security issues at the UN Security Council, and serves as the main liaison with key coalition partners. She has previously worked at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, where she ran the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign. Zarin has coordinated trainings on human rights treaties, mechanisms, and advocacy. As part of her previous work, Zarin has advocated with the Security Council and Human Rights Council on gender based violence issues and engaged with UN country teams.She is experienced in delivering projects on building action for nonviolence, gender justice, and feminist peace. Zarin also worked with the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, and served as civil society committee representative on the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, managed by UNWomen. She has an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, School of International Service and has earned a BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, where she worked as a program assistant at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She is also fluent in Persian. rights , gender, violence, United Nations,
HansenJulie MarieDoctoral ResearcherPeace Research Institute OsloJulie M. Hansen is a Doctoral Researcher on the project 'Social Media in Armed Conflict: The Case of Myanmar'. Her doctoral researchstudies the gendered dimensions of social media use during armed conflict in Myanmar. Hansen is Coordinator of both the PRIO Media Research Group and the PRIO PhD Forum. conflict, peacebuilding, development, myanmar, ICT, social media, extremism, migration
HaringEllenSenior FellowWomen in International SecurityDr. Ellen Haring is a senior fellow with Women in International Security where she directs the Combat Integration Initiative.Her research and work focuses on women and gender in the military.Haring is a West Point graduate, a retired Army colonel, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University where she teaches courses on Human Security and Women, Peace and Security. She holds a PhD in Conflict analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Haring has been a guest speaker on foreign and domestic news shows including: BBC Radio, CNN, PBS News Hour, National Public Radio, and Voice of America.She guest lectures at universities and colleges and has been invited to address members of Congress., security, gender,conflict
HaugeWenche IrenSenior ResearcherPeace Research Institute Oslo, conflict, conflict resolution, peace
HenryMarshaInterim Director, Associate ProfessorLondon School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace, and SecurityDr Marsha Henry is Interim Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies. Dr Henry's research interests focus on gender and development, gender and militarisation, and qualitative methodologies. Over the past 12 years, her research interests have been concentrated on documenting the social experiences of living and working in peacekeeping missions. Her recent research focusses on peacekeepers from the Global South., militarization, peacekeeping
HenshawAlexisAssistant Professor, Troy UniversityTroy UniversityDr. Alexis Henshaw is the author of Why Women Rebel: Understanding Women’s Participation in Armed Rebel Groups (Routledge, 2017) and co-author of Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars (Georgetown University Press, 2019). She is currently an assistant professor at Troy University.Her research interests include gender issues in international politics, civil wars, conflict management, and Latin America (with special emphasis on Colombia and Central America). Her work has appeared in Journal of Global Security Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Sexuality and Culture, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and a variety of other peer-reviewed outlets.Dr. Henshaw has written for The Conversation, Duck of Minerva, Political Violence @ a Glance, and The Monkey Cage, the political blog of The Washington Post. She has authored reports for the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute and the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics. She has also consulted with UN Women, the UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Executive Directorate, the RAND Corporation, and the U.S. State Department. Dr. Henshaw received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies and previously taught at Duke University, Miami University, Bucknell University, and Sweet Briar College. Civil War, Conflict, Gender-based Violence
HorstCindyResearch Director;
Research Professor;
Co-Director of the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict
Peace Research Institute OsloCindy Horst is a Research Director and Research Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Her research focuses on the migration-development nexus, including diaspora engagement with regions of origin and the transnational activities of refugees. In her research on (transnational) civic engagement, she asks questions that problematise normative ideas of 'active citizenship', exploring how people living in culturally and religiously diverse societies engage with their surroundings. She also researches how individuals can challenge the status quo and effect societal change in post-conflict settings. Cindy is especially interested in innovative research methodologies that foster a critical and ethically conscious engagement with the theme of study, through shared anthropology and multi-sited ethnography. Cindy is the author of Transnational Nomads: How Somalis cope with refugee life in the Dadaab camps of Kenya (Berghahn, 2006). Her recent publications include 'Making a difference in Mogadishu? Experiences of multi-sited embeddedness among diaspora youth', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2018)and 'Implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda? Somali debates on women's public roles and political participation', Journal of Eastern African Studies (2017)., mobility, transnationalism, conflict, conflict resolution, refugees, diaspora
HudsonValerieProfessor and George H.W. Bush Chair;
Principal Investigator
Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government and Public Service;
WomenStats Database and Research Project
Dr. Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of the Bush School in 2012 as the George H.W. Bush Chair. An expert on international security and foreign policy analysis, as well as gender and security, she received her PhD in political science at The Ohio State University and comes to Texas A&M University from a senior faculty position at Brigham Young University. Hudson directs the Bush School’s Program on Women, Peace, and Security.Dr. Hudson has developed a nation-by-nation database on women, the WomanStats Database (, that has triggered both academic and policy interest (the latter includes its use by both the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and various agencies of the United Nations). Using this data, Hudson and her co-principal investigators from The WomanStats Project have published a wide variety of empirical work linking the security of women to the security of states, with research appearing in International Security, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Peace Research, Political Psychology, and Politics and Gender.Hudson served as vice president of the International Studies Association for 2011-2012. She is a founding editorial board member of Foreign Policy Analysis, and also serves or has served on the editorial boards of The American Political Science Review, Politics and Gender, and International Studies Review., foreign policy, gender, security
HudsonNatalieAssociate Professor, Director of Human Rights Studies ProgramUniversity of DaytonNatalie Florea Hudson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton, where she also serves as the Director of the Human Rights Studies Program. She is currently the interim chair for the department as well. She specializes in gender and international relations, the politics of human rights, human security, and international law and organization. She is a co-author of Global Politics (McGraw-Hill 2013) and numerous articles appearing in journals, such as International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Journal of Human Rights, International Journal, Simulation and Gaming, and Global Change, Peace and Security. Dr. Hudson has also served as a consultant to the European Union, the United Nations and various peacebuilding NGOs on work related to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. Her current research centers on the deployment and impact of female military and police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. She is also working on a project evaluating national and regional action plans aimed at implementing the WPS Agenda. International Law, Human Rights, Gender, Security, Peacekeeping, feminism, sexual violence
HusseinDinaCounter Terrorism and Dangerous Organisations Policy Manager FacebookHussein is a Policy, communication and advocacy specialist working in the fields of international diplomacy, international law and international security.@DinaHussein International law, Security, counter-terrorism, Violence, Extremism, gender, peace, Middle east
IversenKatjaPresident/CEOWomen DeliverKatja Iversen is the President/CEO of Women Deliver – a leading global advocate for investment in gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women, with a specific focus on maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Iversen, an internationally recognized expert on development, advocacy and communications, has more than 25 years of experience working in NGOs, corporates and United Nation agencies. Iversen has worked in global development for more than 20 years and has an extensive network within the UN, development communities, and global media. She has counseled and trained multiple Fortune 500 executives on cross cultural management and cross cultural communication. She is a member of President Macron’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, the Unilever Sustainability Advisory Council, the MIT Women & Technology Solve Leadership Group, and an International Gender Champion. Iversen was recently named 2018 Dane of the Year and included in the top 10 of Apolitical’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy. She is also a sought lecturer and speaker.
@Katja_Iversenhealth, women's rights, reproductive justice, United Nations
JacobsenElida K. U.Senior ResearcherPeace Research Institute Oslo, migration, media, communication
JauholaMarjaanaResearch Fellow, Senior University Lecturer
Academy of Finland, University of Helinski, Finland
Dr Marjaana Jauhola is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Senior University Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She holds a Ph.D. from Aberystwyth University in International Politics (2010). Her research focuses on populism and gendered politics of post-disaster and conflict reconstruction, and she conducts urban ethnography and life history documentaries. She has been an intimate part of the localization of WPS/UNSCR 1325 in the Finnish context since 2001 when she translated the first resolution into the Finnish language.
@mjauholagender, disaster and post-conflict reconstruction, cities, intersectionality, feminisms
JohnstonKarinBlog Editor;
Franklin Fellow;
Adjuncy Professor
Women in International Security;
US Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations;
School of International Service, American University
Dr. Karin L. Johnston is the editor of the WIIS Global Blog, and a Franklin Fellow in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, supporting the Bureau’s work on conflict prevention and stabilization in conflict-afflicted areas of the world. She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service, the American University, in Washington, D.C. specializing in international politics/international security, foreign policy decision-making, U.S.-European relations/Comparative European Politics, and German foreign and security policy. She has worked in policy research institutes in Washington, D.C., including as Senior Research Associate for the Foreign Policy Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS). Johnston has written on German foreign policy decision-making on out-of-area operations, German public opinion during the Bosnian crisis and Iraq, media and politics, religion and foreign policy, and U.S.-German-French relations. relations, security, foreign policy, US-Europe relaions, European politics, German politics
Kadayifci-OrellanaS. AyseAffiliate GIWPS Researcher;
Associate Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityDr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is an affiliate GIWPS Researcher. She previously served as Associate Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University’s MA Program in Conflict Resolution. Before coming to Georgetown University she served as a consultant for the Religion and Peacebuilding Program at United States Institute of Peace, and as an Assistant Professor in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service at American University, Washington D.C. She is also one of the founding members of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization for research, education, and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, and development (2005-2012), where she served as the Associate Director. Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana received her PhD from American University’s School of International Service in Washington DC in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis from University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana’s has authored “Standing On an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives of War and Peace in the Palestinian Territories” and co-authored the edited the volume, “Anthology on Islam and Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice.” She has also written various book chapters and journal articles on Muslim women’s peacebuilding initiatives, mediation and peace building, religion and conflict resolution, interfaith dialogue, Islamic approaches to war and peace, and Islam and nonviolence., ethics, gender, governance, human rights, interreligious dialogue, peace, security
KellyJocelynFounding Director, Research fellowHarvard Humanitarian InitiativeJocelyn Kelly is the founding director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in War program, and currently is a fellow at HHI where she designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. Kelly has been conducting health-related research using qualitative and quantitative research methods for over eight years both in national and international settings. She has given briefings related to gender and security to the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. State Department, USAID, the World Bank, OFDA, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.Kelly's international work has focused on understanding the health needs of vulnerable populations in Eastern and Central Africa and has included working with Uganda Human Rights commission to launch the first office in Africa promoting the Right to Health, conflict, security, Humanitarian Law, violence, public health
KhaledHamoonSenior Lecturer Universiti Sains Malaysia Center for Global Sustainability StudiesDr. Hamoon Khelghat-Doost holds a PhD in Political Science from National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Senior Lecturer at CGSS and its head of publications. He is also currently a Next Generation Leader on Gender, Peace, and Security (GPS) at Women In International Security (WIIS) in Washington DC, USA. His main research interest lies in the intersection of gender and political violence in the Middle East and North Africa with special focus on the strategic logic of women’s migration to territories controlled by militant salafi organizations. His expertise also includes the role of gender in sustainability studies. His work has been published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the Journal of Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, and the Journal of International Security Affairs., Sustainable development, Security, International Relations, Feminism, Middle east
Kinsella, M. HelenAssociate Professor, Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Minnesota, Twin CititesHelen M. Kinsella is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She also holds affiliate faculty positions at the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. Her research focuses on the theorization of gender and armed conflict. She is currently working on a book on sleep in war. She is the author of The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian (Cornell University Press, 2011; paperback 2015), which won the 2012 Sussex International Theory Prize (The Centre for Advanced International Theory) and received an Honorable Mention for the 2012 Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize (Georgetown University). Her work has also appeared in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Theory, Political Theory, Political Power and Social Theory, Feminist Review, among others. Prior to joining UMN, she was an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and an affiliate in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from 2005 to 2018. She has also held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York University School of Law, as well as postdoctoral and predoctoral appointments at Stanford University, and Harvard University, respectively. relations, international law, feminism, Armed conflict, Humanitarian law, gender, political theory
KirbyPaulAssistant Professorial Research FellowLondon School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace, and SecurityDr Paul Kirby is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow with the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. Paul’s research focuses on the politics of the Women, Peace and Security agenda; the various manifestations of the claim that rape is a ‘weapon of war’; and critical international political theory, especially feminist and gender theory.Paul was previously a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sussex, and a Research Fellow with the Centre for Women, Peace and Security during 2016-2018. He is editor of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security’s working paper series, and, with Laura Shepherd and Soumita Basu, editor of the forthcoming New Directions in Women, Peace and Security (Bristol University Press). violence, gender, war studies
KolåsÅshildResearch ProfessorPeace Research Institute OsloÅshild Kolås is a social anthropologist and Research Professor at PRIO. She was the head of PRIOs Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program from 2005 to 2011. Her core research interests are ethnicity, identity politics and peacebuilding. She has conducted long-term fieldwork in multi-ethnic communities in India and China, and has written on Tibet, Nepal, Inner Mongolia and Northeast India with a focus on governance and governmentality, identity politics, discourse and representation. Her latest books are Basque Nationhood. Towards a Democratic Scenario (Peter Lang, 2016, co-edited with Pedro Ibarra Güell) and Reclaiming the Forest. The Ewenki Reindeer Herders of Aoluguya (Berghahn, 2015, co-edited with Yuanyuan Xie). She is also the author of Tourism and Tibetan Culture in Transition. A Place Called Shangrila (Routledge, 2008) and On the Margins of Tibet: Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier (University of Washington Press, 2005; 2015, with Monika P. Thowsen). Since 2006, Åshild Kolås has coordinated an institutional cooperation between PRIO and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi. Her current research is on gender, peacebuilding and conflict management in Northeast India and Myanmar. She is a member of the editorial board of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. politics, representation, gender, peacebuilding, conflict management, insurgencies, ethnic movements, governance and sovereignty relations
Lee-KooKatrinaAssociate Professor of International Relations;
Deputy Director of Monash GPS
Monash University Center for Gender, Peace and SecurityAssociate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo lectures in International Relations and is Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security). In 2015 she joined the Politics program in the School of Social Sciences. She looks particularly at critical security studies, and the protection and participation of civilians in conflict affected areas and peace processes (focused upon women and children).She is currently the sole and chief investigator of an ARC Discovery Project entitled ‘Gender after Conflict’. She is a co-Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage Project ‘Towards Inclusive Peace: Monitoring the Gender Provisions in Peace Settlements’ with partner organization the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).Katrina is a member of the Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective and the WPS Civil Society Coalition. For the past three years she has been involved in the organisation of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security – a project which brings together senior members of Government and civil society to advance Australia’s implementation of Women, Peace and Security agenda. She is the author and co-author of the Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s Implementation of the National Action Planfor 2014 and 2015. Katrina is associate editor of the International feminist Journal of Politics and on the editorial board for theAustralian Journal of Politics and History., gender, peace, conflict, youth
LokenMeredithAssistant Professor, Political ScienceUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstMeredith Loken is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During the 2019-2020 acadmeic year, she is a Non-rsident fellow with the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She recieved her Ph.D IN Political Science from the University of Washington, and has recieved an M.A in Political Science from the UW and a B.A in Political Science and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies from The College of Wooster. Loken specializes in the study of political violence. She is intersted in the relationship between conflict actors' gender dynamics and legitimacy, public engagement, and accountability for human rights violations. Loken interrogates how women’s conflict involvement - as participants or civilians - affects rebel and state behavior and reputation. She is also interested in conflict visuals: her current projects in this vein include analyses of women in rebel posters, the Irish Republican Army's visual strategies, and cross-national visual propaganda. Violence, conflict, gender, human rights, war studies
LopidiaRita M.Executive Director
EVE Organization for Women Development, South Sudan and Uganda
Rita M. Lopidia is the Executive Director and co-founder of EVE Organization for Women Development, South Sudan and Uganda. She has more than ten years' experience in gender, women, peace and security in Sudan and South Sudan. A vocal human rights and peace activist, she has continuously confronted issues of sexual and gender based violence, space creation for South Sudanese women, and advocated for the development of the South Sudan UNSCR 1325 National Action Plan and the ratification of CEDAW. Rita organized women activists to demand for women and civil society particicpation in the IGAD led South Sudan Peace talks in Addos Ababa 2014-2015 as well as the High Level Revitalization Process 2017-2018. She was a delegate in both processes and a signatory to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution for the conflict in South Sudan – R-ARCSS (2018). Rita has worked extensively with internally displaced persons, documenting cases of sexual and gender-based violence in 2014. Rita has addressed the UNSC on several occasions on the situation of Women, Peace, and Security in South Sudan. She was nominated for the Post of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association in 2018. A Rotary Peace Fellow, she holds an Honors Degree in Applied and Industrial Science from the University of Juba, and two Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and in International Politics and Security Studies from the University of Bradford.
N/Awomen, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, SGBV, human rights, UNSCR 1325
LorentzenJennyDoctoral ResearcherPeace Research Institute OsloJenny Lorentzen is a Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and Lund University. Her PhD project is about how global norms about gender equality such as UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security are implemented in peace processes, with case studies from Rwanda and Mali. Lorentzen was the coordinator of PRIO's Gender Research Group from October 2016 to December 2018., peacebuilding, international relations
ManchandaRitaResearch DirectorSouth Asian Forum for Human Rights
Rita Manchanda is an established writer, scholar-researcher, and human rights activist specializing in conflicts and peace-building in South Asia with particular attention to vulnerable and marginalized groups, that is, women, minorities, indigenous peoples, and forcibly displaced persons. Her particular expertise is the intersection of gender studies with peace and security issues within the context of South Asia. She has been influential in shaping the regional women, peace, and security scholarly and policy discourse. Also, as evident in the compilation of India CSO Report on Beijing Platform for Action +20 Review (UN Women 2014), she has a hollistic understanding of the complex and social dynamics that produce women's status vulnerability and resistance in India. Among her many publications is the multi-country five volume SAGE Series in Human Rights Audits of Peace Processes (SAGE, 2015) which she edited, as well co-authoring two of the volumes. The edited volume Women and the Politics of Peace: Narratives of Militarisation, Power and Justice (SAGE, 2017) is a follow-up to her benchmark publication Women, War and Peace in South Asia: Beyond Victimhood to Agency (SAGE, 2001). Notable additional publications include the No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia (SAGE, 2009) and the edited volume States in Conflict with their Minorities (SAGE, 2010).
N/Awomen, human rights, conflict, peacebuilding, WPS
Martín de AlmagroMaríaAssistant Professor in Gender and PoliticsUniversité de Montréal
María Martín de Almagro is an Assistant Professor in Gender and Politics at the Université de Montréal. Previously, María was an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College and the Marie Curie individual fellow at POLIS, University of Cambridge. María’s current research focuses on the UN Security Council’s Women, Peace, and Security agenda, specifically how it is implemented at the global, national, and local level following conflict. María has an MPP in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, an MA in European Studies from the College of Europe, and a PHD in Social and Political Sciences from the Université libre de Bruxelles, as well as a PHD in Political Theory from UISS Guido Carli of Rome.
@DrMmartindUN WPS, Post-conflict contexts, Gender, Security, International Security
MazuranaDyanAssociate Research Professor and Research DirectorThe Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Feinstein International Center Dyan Mazurana, PhD, is a Research Professor with the Friedman School and an Associate Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Research Director of Gender, Youth and Community at the Feinstein International Center. Dyan Mazurana’s areas of specialty include women, children and armed conflict, documenting serious crimes committed during conflict, and accountability, remedy and reparation. Her current research focuses on understanding how war affected populations, and particularly those victims of serious crimes, recover — or not — from conflict. She continues her work on documenting serious crimes suffered and the necessary remedy and reparation for survivors that support recovery. Mazurana continues researching non-state armed groups, with particular attention to women and girls experiences within these groups and larger society, and groups that strictly regulate sexual violence within the group and or in their interactions with civilian populations. Finally, Mazurana is undertaking a new research stream on best practices of child protection for children living in violent situations.She has published more than 70 scholarly and policy books, articles, and international reports in numerous languages., Gender, Armed Conflict, Human rights, conflcit, peacekeeping
McDermottRoseProfessorBrown UniversityRose McDermott is the David and Mariana Fisher University Professor of International Relations at Brown University and a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She works in the areas of political psychology, American foreign and defense policy, and gender. She received her Ph.D.(Political Science) and M.A. (Experimental Social Psychology) from Stanford University and has taught at Cornell and UCSB. She has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the Women and Public Policy Program, all at Harvard University. She has been a fellow at the Stanford Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences twice. She is the author of five books, a co-editor of two additional volumes, and author of over two hundred academic articles across a wide variety of disciplines encompassing topics such as gender, experimentation, intelligence, cyber security. emotion and decision making, and the biological and genetic bases of political behavior. psychology, foreign policy, international relations , gender, cybersecurity
MoghadamValentineProfessor of Sociology;
Director of International Affairs Program
Northeastern UniversityValentine M. Moghadam joined Northeastern University in Boston as Director of the International Affairs Program, and Professor of Sociology, in January 2012. She was previously at Purdue University. Born in Tehran, Iran, Dr. Moghadam received her higher education in Canada and the U.S. In addition to her academic career, she has been a senior research fellow at UNU/WIDER in Helsinki, Finland (1990-95), and a section chief at UNESCO in Paris (2004-06). Dr. Moghadam’s areas of research are globalization, revolutions and social movements, transnational feminist networks, and gender in the Middle East and North Africa. Among her many publications are Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East (1993, 2003, 2013), Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks (2005, winner of the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award), and Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement (2009, 2013). Her current research is on prospects for a women-friendly democratization after the Arab Spring., revolutions, social movements, transnational, feminism, gender, Middle east politics, North Africa
Morales BertrandCovadongaDepartment ManagerPeace Research Institute Oslo, peace, sexual violence, security
Ni AolainFionnualaRegents Professor & Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society
Faculty Director, Human Rights Center
Professor, Queen's University of Belfast, School of Law, Northern Ireland
University of Minnesota, Queen's University of BelfastProfessor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is a University Regents Professor; holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; and faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the Law School. She is concurrently a professor of law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, School of Law.Professor Ní Aoláin received her LL.B. and Ph.D. in law at the Queen’s University Law Faculty in Belfast and also holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School.
Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of international law, human rights law, national security law, transitional justice, and feminist legal theory.She has published widely in the fields of emergency powers, conflict regulation, transitional justice, and sex-based violence in times of war and continues to write extensively on theoretical aspects of transition. She is also editor of the Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict (2016 forthcoming with Cahn, Haynes and Valji). international law, human rights, security, feminism, sexual violence, conflict resolution, conflict
NielsenPerpetua LynneAssociate ProfessorBrigham Young UniversityAn associate teaching professor of Statistics at Brigham Young University (BYU), joined the WomanStats Project in fall 2012 after co-writing a Politics and Gender journal article with Valerie Hudson and Donna Lee Bowen. Her research interests are in the area women’s situation in clan-based societies, clans and the rule of law, mentoring women in higher education, Statistics education, classical test theory, and blended learning in large distance education courses. Prior to her BYU faculty appointment, Nielsen worked for: the Philippine government conducting nationwide surveys to measure the socio-economic impact of electrification on rural households and small businesses, Intel as a statistical process control consultant, and SkyMall as a market research director. Nielsen received a BS in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines, an MS in Statistics from Brigham University and is currently a PhD candidate in Instructional Psychology and Technology at BYU., violence, gender, women's rights, security
NordåsRagnhildSenior ResearcherPeace Research Institute OsloDr. Nordås is a recipient of PhD funding from the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW), a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School, and has been a visiting fellow at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame 2010-2011.She has received research grants from the Research Council of Norway, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden; National Science Foundation, US; and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Her work to date has been published in, amongst other, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly and Political Geography., violence, climate change, sexual violence, gender-based violence
OlssonLouiseSenior ResearcherPeace Research Institute OsloOlsson got her PhD from Uppsala University in 2007 with the thesis Equal Peace. United Nations Peace Operations and the Power-Relations between men and women in Timor-Leste (published by Brill 2009). She is the editor of several special issues of international research journals, the latest also being published in the book Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UN Resolution 1325 (Routledge 2015). She is the author of several research publications, for example, "Gender inequality and internal conflict" in Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Politics (2016).
Olsson served as the Head of the Women, Peace and Security Program at FBA between 2011-2015. A central part of her work at FBA was to create and lead a Research Working Group on Women, Peace and Security consisting of international scholars (2009-2018). As a Senior Advisor, Olsson worked with strategic organizational development on inclusivity and gender mainstreaming, and with policy support. Olsson has supported the work with the Swedish National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and has led evaluation teams analyzing how NATO's military operations and EU's civilian missions address the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Olsson has substantial pedagogical experience and has been involved in education and training for a broad range of audiences., conflict resolution, gender , United Nations
OnyesohJoyInternational President
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Joy Onyesoh is the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) International President and past President of WILPF Nigeria. She is currently researching for her Doctoral Degree in Transformative Studies and studying for a Bachelor of Law degree. Joy has over 15 years of experience working with women from diverse cultural and philosophical backgrounds and is committed to the substansive participation of women in peace processes in Nigeria. In 2015, she worked with UN Women as the national coordinator of the first ever Women's Situation Room Nigeria (WSR). In recognition of her work mobilizing women's engagement in the general elections, the National Orientation Agency of Nigeria (NOA) granted her a National Citizen's Responsibility Award in May 2015. Joy is particularly invested in the full implementation of UNSCR 1325 and has facilitated its translation into four Nigerian indigenous languages.
@dzoiouspeacebuilding, women's rights, tranformative leadership, UNSCR 1325, peace processes
ØstbyGudrunResearch Professor;
Deputy Editor
Peace Research Institute Oslo;
Journal of Peace Research , reproductive justice, sexual violence, gender-based violence, education, urban violence
PytlakAllisonProgram ConsultantWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, Reaching Critical Will (disarmament program)Allison Pytlak is the Programme Consultant for Reaching Critical Will. She contributes to the organisation's monitoring and analysis of disarmament processes as well as its research and other publications, as well as liaises with UN, government, and civil society colleagues. Prior to this role, Allison worked in policy and advocacy with the Control Arms coalition focusing on the Arms Trade Treaty. She has also worked with Religions for Peace and Mines Action Canada on a broader range of arms issues, and has significant experience in campaigning and advocacy, research and writing, project management and multilateral treaty negotiations. Allison has a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto and an MA, also in International Relations, from the City University of New York. She is an expert with the Forum on the Arms Trade and a 2018 UN Women Metro-NY "Champion of Change". Publications: treaty negotiations, arms control
ReesMadeleineWILPF Secretary GeneralWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, PeaceWomen (Women, Peace, and Security Program)Madeleine Rees has been the Secretary-General of WILPF since 2010. She began her career as a lawyer in 1990 and in 1998, she started working as Head of Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and as gender expert for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. From September 2006 to April 2010, she served as the Head of the Women’s Rights and Gender Unit for the OHCHR. Her work involved describing and outlining how men and women can experience events differently, particularly in post-conflict situations., civil rights, gender, conflict rresolution, human trafficking, humanitarian law
ReilingCarrieAssistant Professor of Political Science and International StudiesWashington CollegeCarrie Reiling is an assistant professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College. Carrie’s research and teaching focuses on feminist theory, African politics, NGO’s, human security, and international relations and where they intersect in policy in regards to the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security. Carrie has a BA in Peace Studies and English from Gustavus Adolphus College, an MA in Political Science from the University of California, an MSc in Gender and International Relations from the University of Bristol, and a PHD in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, with a focus in International Relations and Political Theory. security, Feminist theory, International relations, NGO's, African politics
RicoAntonietaFellowWomen in International SecurityAntonieta Rico is a fellow at Women in International Security. She holds a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Rico served for more than six years in the U.S. Army as a public affairs specialist/military journalist. She deployed to Iraq twice and embedded with infantry units during combat operations and day-to-day missions. She has worked as Deputy News Editor of Army Times and Navy Times reporting on training, deployment cycles, combat integration and quality of life issues. Her academic and professional focus is on the intersection of gender, security and the military., security, military
RuaneAbigail E.PeaceWomen Program DirectorWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom, PeaceWomen (Women, Peace, and Security Program)Abigail is Director of the PeaceWomen Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and leads work on Women, Peace and Security from the WILPF UN office in New York.She is a recognised women’s human rights expert and leads PeaceWomen’s advocacy in addressing silos between security and development processes at the UN. Abigail’s advocacy builds on her internationally recognised, award-winning doctoral research on global negotiations over women’s rights. Before joining PeaceWomen, Abigail acted as WILPF-US Representative to the United Nations (UN), consulted on gender and sustainable development at the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), and taught human rights classes at Hunter College.'s rights, security, sustainable development
RyanCaitlinAssistant ProfessorUniversity of GronigenCaitlin Ryan is an assistance professor in International Security at the University of Groningen. Her research is focused in the experiences of women in conflict and the way women engage in resistance. Caitlin has focused her research on occupied Palestinian territories as well as the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Caitlin received a BA in Political Science from Northern Arizona University, a MA in Peace and Development Studies in University of Limerick, and a PHD in Politics from the University of Limerick.
@caitlin_m_ryanWest Africa, Palestine, Security, Conflict, Resistance, Gender
ShepherdLaura J.Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Professor, Visiting Senior FellowSydney University, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
Laura’s primary research focuses on the United Nations Security Council’s ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda. She has written extensively on the formulation of UNSCR1325 and subsequent Women, Peace and Security resolutions. Laura has recently concluded a research project investigating logics of gender and space in UN peacebuilding discourse and is currently working on a research project examining advocacy around, and implementation of, the Women, Peace and Security agenda at global, national, and local levels. Both projects received funding from the Australian Research Council (DP130100707 and DP160100212 respectively). Laura's Future Fellowship research investigates the relationship between the Women, Peace and Security agenda and efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism in Australia, Sweden, and the UK (FT170100037). Laura is particularly interested in the politics of gender, security and violence, and she has strong interests in pedagogy and popular culture.
@drljshepherdgender, peace, security, UNSCR 1325, United Nations
SkjelsbækIngerResearch Professor;
Professor, Centre for Gender Research
Peace Research Institute Oslo;
University of Oslo violence, conflict, peace
SwaineAislingAssociate Professor in Gender and SecurityThe London School of Economics and Political ScienceAisling Swaine is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Aisling has extensive experience as a consultant of gender and security with UN Women, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Trust Fund for Victims of the International Criminal Court. In 2018 she released her book Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition, where she compares three high-conflict areas in Liberia, Northern Ireland, and Timor-Leste and how these conflicts directly correlate to violence against women. Aisling received her PHD in law from the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, and her MSc. and BA in Humanitarian Assistance from University College Dublin., Violence against women, security, humanitarianism, gender equality
TankPinarSenior ResearcherPeace Research Institute OsloPinar Tank's research focuses broadly on Turkey's domestic and foreign policies with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. In the realm of foreign policy, this includes Turkey's regional role, its geopolitical shifts as well as its international humanitarian outreach. In the domestic arena, my research has been related to the issues of democratisation, Kurdish-Turkish relations, gender, and political Islam. In addtion, Tank maintains interest in civil-military relations in transitional democracies.
A related secondary theme using Turkey as a case is the role of rising powers in peacebuilding and humanitarianism., Middle East, foreign policy, democratization, gender, Kurdish-Turkish relations, political Islam
TaylorSarahSenior FellowInternational Peace Institute Women, Peace, and Security ProgramSarah Taylor joined IPI in August 2017, and is responsible for the organization’s work on women, peace and security.Prior to joining IPI, she was the women, peace and security advocate in the women’s rights division at Human Rights Watch, focusing both on international accountability frameworks on women’s rights in conflict, and on women, peace and security concerns in specific country situations, including in Burma, Afghanistan, Syria, and the Central African Republic. From 2008-2014, Sarah was the Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. Under her leadership, the NGOWG developed innovative policy briefings and accountability tools for the UN Security Council’s obligations on women, peace and security.
In her academic work, Sarah has conducted research on women conflict negotiators, particularly in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and has written on numerous aspects of the women, peace and security agenda.'s rights, conflict resolution
TryggestadTorunn L.Director of the Centre on Gender, Peace and SecurityPeace Research Institute Oslo, conflict resolution, conflict, peace, United Nations, women in armed forces
ValjiNahlaSenior Gender AdviserExecutive Office of the Secretary-General UNNahla Valji is a Senior Gender Adviser in the Office of the Secretary-General for the UN. Previously, she had worked for the UN for over seven years, most recently as the Deputy Chief of Peace and Security. Nahla founded the International Journal of Transitional Justice as well as co-edited the Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict in 2018. Currently, she oversees the UN-EU Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls and the Secretary-General’s Gender Parity Strategy. Nahla has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia, a BA in Political Science from Keele University, and a joint MA in International Relations and Forced Migration Studies., Security, Gender, Transitional Justice
VerveerMelanneExecutive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security;
Special Representative on Gender Issues for the OSCE Chairmanship
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security;
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Ambassador Verveer is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She also serves as the Special Representative on Gender Issues for the OSCE Chairmanship.
Amb. Verveer previously served as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, a position to which she was nominated by President Obama in 2009. She coordinated foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women, traveling to nearly sixty countries. She worked to ensure that women’s participation and rights are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy, and she played a leadership role in the Administration’s development of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. President Obama also appointed her to serve as the U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Ambassador Verveer has a B.S. and M.S. from Georgetown University and holds several honorary degrees. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, and she serves on the Boards of the National Endowment for Democracy, the Atlantic Council, as well as the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service. In 2008, the President of Ukraine awarded her the Order of Princess Olga. policy, United Nations
WoroniukBethPolicy LeadEquality FundBeth Woroniuk is a Policy Lead at the Equality Fund as well as a Coordinator for the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada. Beth has worked with numerous bilateral aid agencies, UN organizations, and NGOs, focused specifically on gender equality and women’s rights. She has worked with multiple countries including the Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Honduras, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Beth has a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a MA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto. equality, human rights, foreign policy, international security
Wright HannahResearcher, Center for Women, Peace and SecurityThe Lonon School of Economics and Political ScienceHannah is a Researcher at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security as well as a PhD student at the LSE’s Department of Gender Studies, studying the relationship between gendered organisational cultures and discourses in foreign policy-making institutions and approaches to international peace and security., peace, security, conflict, Foreign policy
Zimmerman ShannonResearch Fellow, LecturerThe University of Queensland, Australia, School of Political Science and International StudiesShannon is a Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and a lecturer at the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ. Her research focuses on norm implementation in United Nations peacekeeping missions. She specifically looks at how the norms of Protection of Civilians (PoC) and concepts of counter terrorism interact and are implemented at the mission level and how mandate implementation may have to adjust to accommodate conditions in the field. Her additional research includes exploring 'Incel' and other forms of Misogyny based terrorism. Shannon holds a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., peacekeeping, gender
TRUEJacquiProfessor of International Relations;
Director of Monash GPS
Monash University Center for Gender, Peace and SecurityJacqui True, FASSA, is Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security. She is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and a Global Fellow, Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo. Professor True has authored more than 14 books, and over 100 articles and book chapters with her work on gender mainstreaming and global governance, violence against women, women, peace and security and feminist methdologies among the most cited in the fields of international relations and gender studies. Her current research is focused on three areas of relevance to the broader Women, Peace and Security agenda: Understanding the political economy of violence against women, including sexual and gender-based violence in conflict in Asia Pacific; Examining the gender dimensions and women’s roles in recruitment, support for and prevention of violent extremism and; Analysing gender-sensitive peace agreements and their impact on women’s participation after conflict. She recently edited the volume Scandalous Economics: The Politics of Gender and Financial Crises(Oxford, 2016) with Aida Hozic and is co-editor with Sara Davies of The Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security (2018)., international relations, global governance, feminism, foreign policy, extremism, global politics