“Human Security in the Face of Violent Extremism”

The Institute awarded the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security to Zainab Hawa Bangura, the U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. She spoke about “Human Security in the Face of Violent Extremism” during an event at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. The talk also included a discussion with Alissa Rubin, Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, and was moderated by Melanne Verveer, GIWPS executive director. Actress and activist Ashley Judd provided closing remarks. Rubin received the Global Trailblazer Award for reporting that has brought important issues to the forefront of the global conversation – such as stories on besieged Yazidis, female Iraqi insurgents and Afghan women struggling to gain their rights.

The talk was part of a semester-long focus on global security by the university’s Global Futures Initiative and was co-sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Georgetown’s President’s Office.

Location: Gaston Hall

See event photos here.