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 Spring 2011

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       The Gender & Security Seminar Series

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Meeting 2
Monday, September 26, 2011
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room
Rubenstein Building
(Floor 2, Room 219)
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Topic: 'Civil Society and UN 1325'

Speaker: Sanam Anderlini, UN Gender Advisor on Peace Negotiations, author of Women Building Peace, What They Do, Why It Matters.
Overview: Member States have taken steps to implement UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, but participation has been the weak link — the international community has focused primarily on the protection of women and girls in conflict situations instead of prevention conflict or increasing women's participation in decision-making. Sanam Anderlini will focus on the issue of participation - and the paradigm shift it represents in terms of the management and resolution of conflicts. She will discuss how participation provides entry point for multilateral institutions to remain relevant in context of 21st century crises.

Sanami Anderlini Sanam Naraghi Anderlini: Iranian by birth, Sanam Anderlini has studied, lived and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States most of her life and currently resides in Washington, D.C. As an activist working at the international level, she hopes to bridge the divide between the work and experiences of women in conflict areas and policy makers at the international level. Ms. Anderlini became involved in conflict resolution and transformation in 1996 when she joined International Alert as a researcher and speechwriter for the Secretary General. Between 1998-2000, as senior policy advisor to International Alert (a UK-based Non-Governmental Organization), she advocated for and drafted the United Nations Security Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. As director of the Women Waging Peace Policy Commission between 2002?2005, Ms. Anderlini led groundbreaking field research on women's contributions to conflict prevention, peace processes, governance, transitional justice, and post-conflict disarmament and reintegration issues in twelve countries. Since 2005, she has provided strategic guidance and training to key United Nations agencies, the British government and non-governmental organizations worldwide. In 2008, she was appointed the lead consultant for the UN Development Programme's global initiative on “Gendered Dimensions of Violence in Crisis Contexts.” In 2009, she was appointed to the advisory board of the UN Democracy Fund. She has taught at Georgetown University and is a research affiliate at the MIT Center for International Studies. Her latest book is Women Building Peace: What They Do, Why It Matters (Lynne Rienner, 2007).

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