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Date and Location

September 11, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET


Miriam Anderson

Given weather constraints, Professor Miriam Anderson is unable to join us on campus and will now be presenting her seminar "Getting to the Table and Getting Results: How Women Leverage Peace Negotiations for Political Gains" on September 11, 2023 via Zoom only. Please RSVP to join the online event at the registration link. If you were planning to attend in-person, we still welcome you to join our community in the Ellwood Democracy Lab to watch the online seminar together from 3.00-4.15PM today.​​

Our first seminar of the fall 2023 semester, Miriam Anderson— Associate Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University—will explore the conditions necessary for women activists to gain representation at peace negotiations. Local women’s mobilization during war and international allyships appear to be key to women’s inclusion in peace talks as well as their ability to get women’s rights clauses into peace agreements. This presentation will also consider the challenges to sustaining gains post-peace accord as well as some key policy implications.

Miriam Anderson is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University and Visiting Fellow (2022-2026) at the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Anderson recently co-edited a special issue for the Journal International Negotiation entitled "Women and Peace Negotiations." She is the author of Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-editor of Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists, and Corporations in World Politics (Georgetown University Press, 2017). She is currently working on projects related to women's peace activism during setbacks including after the collapse of peace processes and women's politics in exile, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by the Canadian Department of National Defence.​

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This event is co-sponsored by the The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School.​

Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Laura Botero at or 617-384-7575 in advance of the program or visit.

Speakers and Presenters

​Miriam Anderson, Associate Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University



Additional Organizers

The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School