Roundtables & Keynotes

March 13, 2019

Amplifying the Role of Women in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Wednesday March 13 12:45-2:45 p.m. Permanent Mission of the UAE R.S.V.P. *We invite you to join us for a light lunch from 12:45pm to 1:15pm. The event will begin promptly at 1:15pm. Co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates

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March 11, 2019

From Data to Policy and Action: A Panel on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Girls

Ambassador Melanne Verveer will speak about the regional findings of the OCSE-led survey on the well-being and safety of women in South East-Europe and Eastern Europe. This is a side event at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Monday, March

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March 7, 2019

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Interview with Melanne Verveer

Women’s rights have become increasingly important to development efforts. In the United States, the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) was just announced, and gender equality is a key component of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On

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March 5, 2019

Celebrating Congressional Women Leaders in Foreign Policy

UN Women, the United Nations Foundation, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security honored Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN-05) for their bipartisan efforts to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in U.S. foreign policy. Leading women policymakers, diplomats, and

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March 1, 2019

Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers

Peacekeepers—Story of All-Female Peacekeeping Unit —Special Screening Friday, March 1 at 5pm at the Embassy of Canada Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel Jillian Bishop to discuss her experience as a female peacekeeper A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers tells the story of

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February 14, 2019

Webinar: Building Market Systems to Empower Women in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Dr. Jeni Klugman presented new GIWPS research during this SEEP Webinar on February 14 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. ET. Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS) present both unique challenges as well as opportunities in terms of women’s economic empowerment.

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February 8, 2019

Prospects for Peace in Yemen

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted Amat Alsoswa, Yemen’s first Minister for Human Rights and first female cabinet member, for a conversation on prospects for peace in Yemen. Ambassador Barbara Bodine offered opening remarks on the origins of Yemen's conflict and

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February 6, 2019

Values in U.S. Foreign Policy

Amb. Melanne Verveer moderated a panel discussion on Values in U.S. Foreign Policy, part of a daylong symposium on the future of diplomacy. Five former State Department officials shared experiences from their distinguished careers in foreign service, diplomacy, humanitarian work,

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February 5, 2019

Scotland, Brexit and the Future

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), reiterated her call for a second referendum on EU membership during a speech at Georgetown today hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Unlike

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February 2, 2019

Women’s Leadership in Diplomacy

60 of the United States' women ambassadors, current and former, gathered at Georgetown recently for a celebration of women's leadership in diplomacy. They remembered their history, and how they have stood on the shoulders of the women who came before them. The Georgetown Institute for Women,

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