Projects & Programs


The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is committed to mapping, sharing and producing evidence-based, practically relevant research related to women's roles and experiences in conflict-affected settings and in peace and security efforts worldwide. The Institute's research spans the continuum of violent conflict and focuses on a breadth of topics, including conflict prevention and peacemaking; peace support operations; mitigation of complex humanitarian crises; political transitions and statebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction and economic recovery. The Institute publishes different types of reports and papers; you can see a complete list here.

The Institute has also developed a unique resource for those engaged in this field in the form of an online research repository. The online research repository catalogues hundreds of articles, books, reports, and data sets related to women, peace and security and strives to become the world's premier digital collection in this field. 


The Institute’s goal in undertaking Profiles in Peace: Oral Histories Project is to collect unique, first-hand interviews from women and men who are leaders in optimizing the agency of women, peace, security and post-conflict reconstruction. These filmed narratives are an example of the Institute’s primary data collection. The final videos are available on our YouTube channel


The International Council on Women's Business Leadership (ICWBL) was founded by Secretary Hillary Clinton at the State Department in 2011. The Council examines the most pressing issues and problems in international business and economic policy, as they specifically pertain to women's economic participation and advancement. The Council is comprised of members who are global leaders in both the private and public sectors and possess a wide variety of expertise and interest in the role of women in international business, economic policy development and global economic growth.


The Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship Program was inspired by the Institute's Honorary Founding Chair and former U.S. Secretary of State. Through the highly-competitive fellowship program, three young professionals who have completed their Masters degrees have the opportunity to spend a year working at the Institute in the fields of law, communication, and research. To learn more about the current fellows, click here. The Institute will be recruiting for the 2016-2017 fellowships in spring 2016. 


Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) is a graduate student-led professional development organization that provides networking, training, and employment opportunities to students and alumni who are interested in a career in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. GWIA was established by the late SFS Dean Carol Lancaster, and relocated to GIWPS in 2014. To learn more about membership and programs, click here


The International Consortium on Women, Peace and Security is a network of academic institutions, research centers/institutes, think tanks that is being organized by the Institute to help facilitate exchange of information, encourage joint scholarship and programing, and spotlight research and analysis produced around the world. The Institute has engaged in multiple partnerships to date, which you can learn more about on our Strategic Partnerships page with institutions in the U.S. and abroad such as the National University of Ireland at Galway and the University of Cambridge in England, amongst others. As part of the International Consortium, the Institute hosts an annual research symposium called "Bridging Theory and Practice" which brings together academic experts and expert practitioners to discuss and address some of the most critical implementation gaps in the field of women, peace and security. Past foci have included topics such as transitional justice, countering violent extremism, forced migration, economic development, political leadership, conflict prevention, and others. 

If your institution is interested in learning more about the consortium, please contact the Institute by emailing The consortium is made possible through the generosity of Nicolaus and Christiane Weickart. 


In 2014, the Institute started a distinguished scholar in residence program with Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz currently serving as the inaugural fellow. This program provides an opportunity to a highly accomplished individual the opportunity to conduct independent research and participate in public program in Washington, D.C. and beyond for a year. Candidates for this opportunity will be contacted directly by the Institute; we are not accepting any applications at this time.