On October 24th, the Institute hosted colleagues from Cambridge University for a discussion on research in the field of women, peace and security. Professors from Georgetown and Cambridge presented their current research and findings in the field, highlighting key challenges they face in their work. The discussion highlighted the challenges academics face in translating academic research into policy recommendations. One major obstacle in the integration of UNSCR 1325 is the lack of data on the results of implementing gender-aware policies. Furthermore, the discussion highlighted the gaps that exist within the research on women, peace and security, particularly when looking at the participation of women.