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Date and Location

September 25, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Rubenstein 414ab (ellwood Democracy Lab) + Virtual Via Zoom


Women Advocating for Women: Power and Patriarchy with Elizabeth Good, PhD candidate at Northwestern University Photo

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do greater numbers of women delegates increase the likelihood peace agreements contain explicit provisions for women? How do the formal positions held by women delegates, and their corresponding power, influence this relationship? Elizabeth explores these questions to advance theories of representation and offer insight into future Women, Peace and Security policy.​

Elizabeth Good is an International Security Program Pre-Doctoral Fello​​w at the Harvard Kennedy School's ​Belfer Center, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow, and a PhD candidate at Northwestern University. Her research uses mixed-methodology to explore women’s representation in peace processes. Elizabeth questions what conditions lead women to advocate for women and studies the influence of gendered power dynamics on ​women’s involvement in peace negotiations and the inclusion of provisions for women in final agreements. Elizabeth holds an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in International Relations and Geography from the University of British Columbia. She has worked for various Non-Governmental and International Organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo as a Gender Specialist.

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This event is co-sponsored by 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

​Elizabeth Good, International Security Program Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow; PhD candidate, Northwestern University



Additional Organizers

​The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School