Workshop on Gender, Peace, and Security organised by the PGGC
What is the role of gender during conflict? What is the relationship between gender and a country’s tendency to go to war? How does gender matter in post-war reconstruction? On September 27th, students, practitioners, academics and activists will come together in Geneva to answer these questions.
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9:00: Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
- Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
9:15 to 10:45
I. Panel: Gender Equality in Pre-Conflict Settings
- Girls, Gays and Guns: Integrating Women and Homosexuals into the Armed Forces, Callum Watson, Master of International Affairs (IHEID)
- Gender Analysis as a Predictor in Conflict Early Warning Systems: Theories from the Ivory Tower, Analee Pepper, Masters in Development Studies (IHEID)
- Gendered Decisions: Gender Constructions Surrounding the Women in the Obama Administration During the Libyan Intervention, Gillian White, Master of International Affairs (IHEID)
- Discussant: Madeleine Rees, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Geneva
- Chair: Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women's Studies, Clark University
10:45 to 11:15: Break
11:15 to 12:45
II. Panel: Gendered Violence and Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Environments
- Governing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation by Humanitarian Workers through Codes of Conduct , Stephanie Matti, Master of Political Science/International Relations (IHEID)
- Gender Mainstreaming and Emergent Governmentality in Peacekeeping Operations: A Foucauldian Approach to Gender and Peacekeeping, Audrey Reeves, PhD Student, The University of Bristol
- Warring Women: Comparing Female Participation in State and Nonstate Militaries, Saba Joshi, Master of International Relations/Political Science (IHEID)
- Discussant: Nadine Puechguirbal, Former Senior Gender Advisor for the UN Peacekeeping mission in Haiti
- Chair: Hilary Charlesworth, Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University
12:45 to 13:45: Lunch
13:45 – 15:15
III. Panel: Gendered Roles and Constructions in Post-Conflict Environments
- The Gendered Peace?: Women's Roles in Peace-building, A Case Study of Liberia, Lelde Ilzina, Master of International Affairs (IHEID)
- Post Conflict Reconstruction: Why Masculinities in Matters in the DDR Process?, Roshni Kapoor, Master of International Affairs (IHEID)
- NGOs' Constructions of Displaced Women in North and South Sudan, Jenni Ratilainen, Master of International Affairs (IHEID)
- Discussant: Kristin Valasek, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
- Chair: Christine Verschuur, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Development (IHEID)
15:15 to 16:15
IV. Roundtable: Gender, Peace and Security: Future Opportunities for Convergence between Academics and Practitioners
- With Hilary Charlesworth, Cynthia Enloe, Madeleine Rees, Nadine Puechguirbal, Fenneke Reysoo and Kristin Valasek
- Moderator: Elisabeth Prügl
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Presentation of speakers
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women's Studies, Clark University
Cynthia Enloe’s career has included Fulbrights in Malaysia and Guyana, and guestprofessorships in Japan, Britain and Canada, as well as lecturing in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Korea, Turkey and at universities around the US. Her books and articles have been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, and German. She has written for Ms Magazine and has appeared on National Public Radio and the BBC.
At Clark, Professor Enloe has been selected “Outstanding Teacher” three times and named University Senior Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. In 2009, she was awarded an Honourary Doctorate by the University of London’s School of Oriental and Asian Studies.
She is interested in the interactions of feminism, women, militarised culture, war, politics and globalised economics in countries such as Japan, Iraq, the US, Britain, the Philippines, Canada, Chile and Turkey.
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Hilary Charlesworth, Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University
Hilary Charlesworth is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University.
She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the College of Law, ANU. She was an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow 2005-2010.
She has worked at the University of Melbourne Law School (1987-1992) and the University of Adelaide Law School (1993-1996). She has held visiting appointments at various United States and European universities.
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