Launching Securitizing Youth: Young People and the Peace & Security Agenda

Tue, May 4, 2021

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

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Today’s generation of youth is larger than it has been at any other time in human history. Over 600 million youth live in conflict-affected regions whose experiences are strongly determined by gender and generational power dynamics. Yet, there is still relatively limited age-disaggregated data and research on the role of women in peace and security, and even more limited research on youth, peace and security that incorporates a gender lens.

This event marked the launch of the volume Securitizing Youth, edited by Dr. Marisa O. Ensor, which offers new, gender-inclusive insights on young people’s engagement in a wide range of contexts related to the peace and security field. Leading experts shared top findings and discussed the challenges and opportunities faced by young women and men in their efforts to build more peaceful, inclusive, and environmentally secure societies.


Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Dr. Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Dr. Marisa O. Ensor, International Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Justice and Peace Studies Program, Georgetown University

Mr. Matt Moore, 2018-2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Law Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Mr. Ali Altiok, Independent Researcher and Consultant on Youth and Peacebuilding

Ms. Victoria R. Bishop, Program Assistant, External Relations at United States Institute of Peace

Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.