Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military

Join us to celebrate the recently published book Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military, edited by Dr. Robert Egnell and Ms. Mayesha Alam.

The book compares the integration of women, gender perspectives, and the WPS agenda into the armed forces of eight countries, as well as NATO and United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Both Dr. Egnell and Ms. Alam have worked with the institute since our founding. Their book was inspired by a GIWPS symposium on gender and military operations, part of our ongoing Bridging Theory and Practice series made possible thanks to the generosity of Nicolaus and Christiane Weickart. Published in 2019 by Georgetown University Press, the book features a foreword by GIWPS executive director Amb. Melanne Verveer.


with remarks by

Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter

Swedish Embassy


featuring co-editors of the book

Dr. Robert Egnell

Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence University

Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Security Studies Program


Ms. Mayesha Alam

Former Deputy Director of GIWPS

Doctoral Candidate at Yale University


moderated by

Ambassador Melanne Verveer

GIWPS Executive Director


November 8, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Riggs Library, Georgetown University

3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC



The discussion will begin promptly at 2:00 PM, followed by a casual reception at 3:30 PM.

This book launch is hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden and the Georgetown Center for Security Studies.