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The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) team is continuing to grow! We are pleased to announce the addition of several senior and student positions. 

Programming and Events

The Director of Programming and Events leads the strategic development and execution of the Institute’s programming and events portfolio with the goal of shaping advocacy and expanding the Institute’s impact. This position works closely with the GIWPS Executive Director to envision and realize major events—including global summits, VIP visits, and awards ceremonies –and related advocacy and engagement campaigns. They build and nurture programmatic partnerships with governments, multilateral organizations, civil society and funders. In addition, they supervise the program team and ensure program content informs and influences communities of policy and practice advancing the women, peace and security agenda globally.

We congratulate our outgoing Director of Policy and Programs, Allie Smith, on her recent appointment to the U.S. Foreign Service. Allie made immeasurable contributions to GIWPS over her 4.5 year tenure and we wish her the best on this next chapter!  


The Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow (2023-2024) will conduct rigorous, policy-oriented research to address key knowledge gaps in the field of Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Candidates must have a background in gender as it relates to International Affairs, particularly in conflict-affected settings. Those with knowledge related to GIWPS research priorities are especially encouraged to apply: WPS, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, masculinity, conflict-related sexual violence, backlash against gender equality, democratic backsliding, and climate security. The fellow will author and co-author influential research papers and policy notes that will be published by the Institute and articles suitable for peer-reviewed journals as well as present research findings at conferences. The fellow must be a recent Georgetown University Master’s or PhD graduate.

 The Research Fellow: Gender, Climate, Security Nexus will be responsible for shaping the Institute’s climate research agenda and producing cutting-edge research and analysis that responds to the challenges and opportunities found at the intersection of gender, climate, and security issues. The Climate Research Fellow will envision, craft, and execute climate-related research projects and disseminate findings through academic, policy, and practitioner communities. They will also have the opportunity to develop and teach a graduate course on gender, climate, and security as part of the Institute’s graduate certificate program. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree.

Stay Tuned: Climate Policy Fellow position is opening soon!