Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is President of Women in International Security (WIIS). She has held this position since February 2013. She was also a Senior Advisor to the Center for Gender and Peacebuilding of the U.S. Institute of Peace and was the founding and executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America (2012-2014). Previous positions include: associate vice president and director of the U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program; adjunct associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC ; and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.
Her areas of specialization are: women, peace and security, gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, U.S.-European relations, and women, peace and security.
Dr. de Jonge Oudraat is co-editor with Kathleen Kuehnast and Helga Hernes of Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (2011, USIP Press). Other recent publications include: UNSCR 1325: “Conundrums and Opportunities,” International Interactions, 2013; ”Play it Again, Uncle Sam: Transatlantic Relations, NATO and the European Union” in: Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall, Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (2011, USIP Press; “Sanctions in Support of International Peace and Security,” in Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall, eds., Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World (Washington, D.C.: USIP Press, 2007), pp. 335-352; “The Role of the Security Council,” in Jane Boulden and Thomas Weiss, eds., Terrorism and the UN: Before and After September 11th (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2004), pp. 151-172; “The Future of U.S.-European Relations,” in Margaret Crahan, John Goering and Thomas G. Weiss, eds., Wars on Terrorism and Iraq: Human Rights, Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York and London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 174-187; “Combating Terrorism,” Washington Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 4, Autumn 2003, pp. 163-176: “Humanitarian Intervention: The Lessons Learned,” Current History, Vol.99, No.641, December 2000, pp. 419-429.
De Jonge Oudraat did her undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris II (Panthéon).
Brooke Stedman is the Deputy Director of Women In International Security where she develops and implements programs focused on global challenges related to women, peace, and security. In this capacity, she advises international organizations, governments, and militaries how to operationalize a gender approach in security policies, programs, and operations. Stedman is also a National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Prior to joining WIIS, she worked at the International Criminal Court and International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as a legal assistant. Stedman also worked for the United States Institute of Peace where she developed gender programming to ensure the full participation of women in conflict and post-conflict societies. In this role, Stedman partnered with civil society organizations to develop capacity building programs focused on the economic and political empowerment of women in conflict-affected countries. More specifically, she worked extensively on the development of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and helped facilitate the U.S. Civil Society Working Group. Stedman holds an LLM in International Human Rights and Criminal Law from Utrecht University and a BA in Criminology and Law from Marquette University. Her research interests include sexual and gender-based violence in conflict settings, the role of women in peacebuilding, transitional justice and security issues, and counter-terrorism initiatives. Stedman has published the following articles:
- "The Leap from Theory to Practice: Snapshot of Women's Rights Through a Legal Lens," Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, July 2013
- "Security After the Quake? Addressing Violence and Rape in Haiti," U.S. Institute of Peace, January 2011.
Dr. Ellen Haring is a senior fellow with Women in International Security where she directs the Combat Integration Initiative. Her research and work focuses on women and gender in the military. Haring is a West Point graduate, a retired Army colonel, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University where she teaches courses on Human Security and Women, Peace and Security. She holds a PhD in Conflict analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Haring has been a guest speaker on foreign and domestic news shows including: BBC Radio, CNN, PBS News Hour, National Public Radio, and Voice of America. She guest lectures at universities and colleges and has been invited to address members of Congress. Haring’s recent publications include:
- “Make Women Register for the Draft” US News and World Report (June 22, 2016)
- “Integration of Women Depends on Male Leaders” Army Times (May 2, 2016)
- “Our Military Shouldn’t Turn Its Back on Servicewomen Who Need an Abortion” Huffington Post (April 30, 2016)
- “Give Women All of the Rights of Citizenship, Including Selective Service” Task and Purpose (February 26, 2016)
- “That Valor Isn’t Yours to Defend” Task and Purpose (March 18, 2015)
- “Is the Marine Corps Setting Women Up to Fail in Combat Roles?” Cicero Magazine (February 18, 2015)
- “Civilian leaders need to lead on women in combat,” The Hill Congress Blog, (February 5, 2015)
- “A Snapshot: Two Years in to Combat Integration,” Women in International Security, (January 30, 2015)
- “Dear Berkeley women: It’s time to lead the next revolution,” The Daily Californian, (August 26, 2014)
- “The Sea of Sameness in PME” Joint Forces Quarterly (July 2014)
- “Deck Stacked Against Women in Experimental Task Force” Marine Corps Times (July 6, 2014)
- “Can Women Be Infantry Marines” War on the Rocks (May 29, 2014)
- “Do Military Women Want Combat Jobs” Foreign Policy (April 24, 2014)
- “Combat Integration: Good but not good enough” The Army Times (January 2014)
- “Rangers are NOT Leading the Way” Foreign Policy (January 2014)
- “A Col’s View of Commander’s Authority” Foreign Policy (September 2013)
- “Women and the Audie Murphy Model,” Armed Forces Journal (August 2013)
- “What Women Bring to the Fight,” Parameters, US Army War College (Summer 2013)
- “To Stop Sexual Assault in the Military Add More Women,” Christian Science Monitor (June 24, 2013)
- “The Army’s Disservice to Women,” The Washington Post (June 21, 2013)
- “Insights from the Women in Combat Symposium,” Joint Forces Quarterly (June 2013)
Jeannette Gaudry Haynie is a Senior Fellow at Women in International Security. She is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. She currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, assigned to the Headquarters Marine Corps Strategic Initiatives Group, and is also a PhD candidate at the George Washington University writing her dissertation. An AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter pilot by trade who served through multiple overseas deployments in a variety of billets, she earned her MA in Political Science in 2011 from the University of New Orleans. She writes regular blog posts for the United States Naval Institute, the professional journal of the sea services, and has been published in Proceedings as well as quoted and interviewed in a variety of media due to her writing. Her research interests include gender inequality and resulting outcomes in the security sphere, and her dissertation work involves the role of gender inequality as an enabling condition of terrorism.
CII Research Program Assistant
Antonieta Rico is a current Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Candidate at Georgetown University. Antonieta completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at George Mason University with a minor in International/ Comparative Studies. Prior to that Antonieta served for more than six years in the U.S. Army as a public affairs specialist/military journalist. She has deployed to Iraq where she embedded with infantry units during combat operations and day-to-day missions. More recently, she has worked as Deputy News Editor of Army Times and Navy Times, two papers covering the military community. She reported on training, deployment cycles, combat integration and quality of life issues. She has also interned at National Geographic Magazine. Her academic and professional focus is on the intersection of gender, security and the military.
Beatriz Carboni has recently completed her Master of Science in Security Studies at the University College London. She received her BA in International Relations and Management from the University of St Andrews in 2015. She has previously worked at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies as part of the Latin American team. Her professional and research interests include security issues in Latin America, countering violent extremism and examining gender roles in extremist organizations.
Madeline Purkerson holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Denver, earning a BA in International Studies with a minor in Sociology. She began her professional career working with refugees in Denver, which led her to the human rights field in Washington. She was a senior research intern at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; and a program and NGO management consultant at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. She has also worked as a research assistant at the American University School of International Service.
Nadia Creve Coeur
Nadia Creve Coeur is a Research Program Assistant at Women in International Security. Nadia is a B.A. candidate in International affairs with a concentration in conflict resolution at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Her research interests include UN Peacekeeping, terrorism, counter-terrorism strategy, and gender-based violence. Nadia has experience working with the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office in the special victim's unit. Most recently, Nadia researched measuring UN peacekeeping success with the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to her intern experience, Nadia conducted independent research on Western indigenous radicalization at the School for International Training in Geneva, Switzerland.
Find a list of former WIIS staff and fellows here.