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 Spring 2011

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       The Gender & Security Seminar Series

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Meeting 4
Monday, October 17, 2011
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room
Rubenstein Building
(Floor 2, Room 219)
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Topic: 'UN 1325 and Women in International Security'

Cyber Guest: Jolynn Shoemaker, Executive Director of Women in International Secuity at CSIS.
Overview: Jolynn Shoemaker will present information on the work of Women In International Security (WIIS), a global network dedicated to increasing the leadership opportunities for women in peace and security. Ms. Shoemaker will highlight some of the main findings of the WIIS reports on women?s participation in UN peace operations and in the US Government in peace and security positions. Ms. Shoemaker will also discuss some of the recent efforts of WIIS and other civil society organizations to provide input into the formation of the US Government Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.

Jolynn Shoemaker is director of Women in International Security (WIIS) at CSIS, the only global network actively advancingJolynn Shoemaker women?s leadership, at all stages of their careers, in international peace and security. Before joining WIIS, she worked for the Institute for Inclusive Security, an organization dedicated to increasing women?s participation in peace processes. Ms. Shoemaker has served in policy and legal positions in the U.S. government. She worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, focusing on the Balkans region. She also worked as an attorney in the General Counsel?s Office for International Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she negotiated international agreements to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Ms. Shoemaker was a Presidential Management Fellow in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, where she was responsible for monitoring human rights and asylum issues in Africa. She holds a J.D. and an M.A. (security studies) from Georgetown University and a B.A. from University of California at San Diego. She has published extensively on women, peace, and security and women?s leadership, and she is a member of the New York Bar, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Truman National Security Fellow.

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