Spring 2012

Current Seminar Series

Gender & Security Seminar Poster

During Spring 2012, the gender and security seminar series will examine the promises and challenges of the new US National Action Plan and Executive Order on Women, Peace and Security. We will pay close attention to the link between gender equality, and peace and security, and examine its relevance to today's changing security landscape.

The Gender and Security Seminar will be held on Mondays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and last 60-minutes, with a combination of practitioner lecture and Q&A.

Sahana Dharmapuri, Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, is the creator of the Gender and Security Seminar series. She has led the seminar since 2011.

Schedule for Spring 2012


Meeting 1   
Topic: 'Introducing the New US National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security'
Speaker: Sahana Dharmapuri, Carr Center Fellow, 2011-12
Monday, February 6, 2012
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Meeting 2   
Topic: 'PBS Movie on Gender and Security, "War Redefined" '
Speaker: Sahana Dharmapuri, Carr Center Fellow, 2011-12
Monday, February 27, 2012
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Meeting 3   
Topic: 'Promises, challenges, and implications of implementing the US NAP in Afghanistan'
Speaker: Brenda Opperman, Member of the Commander ISAF Advisory and Assistance Team (COMISAF/CAAT)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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Meeting 4   **Event Canceled**
Topic: 'Institutionalizing Gender in Peace Operations'
Speaker: Clare Hutchinson, Gender Affairs Officer, UN Department of Peackeeping
Monday, April 16, 2012
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Meeting 5   
Topic: 'Gender-Mainstreaming Training' (Combined session with the HRE Initiative)
Speaker: Sahana Dharmapuri and Frank Elbers
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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Meeting 6   
Topic: 'Portrait of a Lady with her Semi-Automatic Weapon'
Speaker: Daisy Rockwell, Author, Political Artist
Friday, April 20, 2012
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