Events

Events

Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security.

  • US Strategy on Women, Peace and Security Policy Roundtable

    on Jul 25th 2019 10:00:am, at

    Join Women In International Security and the Embassy of Liechtenstein for a timely discussion on the Trump Administration's June 2019 Strategy on Women, Peace and Security. A panel of expert...

  • Gender and Great Power Competition Policy Roundtable

    on Jul 11th 2019 10:00:am, at

    On July 11, 2019, WIIS and the Embassy of Liechtenstein held a policy roundtable conversation. An expert panel examined the present state of great power competition, evaluated chief actors and...

  • CISSM & WIIS Catherine M. Kelleher Fellowship for International Security Studies Launch

    on May 5th 2019 1:00:pm, at

    On May 5th, 2019, the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and Women In International Security (WIIS) officially launched the Catherine M. Kelleher Fellowship for International Security Studies. The...

  • Right Wing and Religious Violent Extremism Policy Roundtable

    on May 2nd 2019 10:00:am, at

    On Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM, WIIS and the Embassy of Liechtenstein organized a policy roundtable on right-wing and religious violent extremism. In this roundtable, panelists explored the relationship...

  • Career Series: Careers at International Institutions and Organizations

    on May 1st 2019 5:30:pm, at Bernstein-Offit Building

    Join WIIS DC in partnership with the International Law Society at SAIS at their event Career Series: Careers at International Institutions and Organizations. This event is part of the career...

  • Forum: Paving the Way for Women In International Security

    on Apr 25th 2019 8:30:am, at

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  • Trials of Spring Film Screening and Expert Panel

    on Apr 10th 2019 6:00:pm, at

    On Wednesday, April 10th, Women In International Security, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and the U.S. National Committee for UN...

  • Women In Politics: Challenges and Opportunities

    on Mar 6th 2019 10:00:am, at

    Women make up 24% of seats of the 116th Congress, cementing the legislature as the most gender-inclusive in US history. As these representatives begin their work on Capitol Hill, Women...

  • WIIS Women Speak

    on Jan 29th 2019 9:30:pm, at

    Friday, February 1st 7-9 pm The Wing 115 Sansome St, 2nd Fl. San Francisco, CA WIIS West invites you to a conversation with  Dr. Genevieve Lester, De Serio Chair of...

  • “Women, Actresses of Peace?” WIIS France

    on Dec 6th 2018 2:30:pm, at Rizomm

     As part of the annual AEGES "To Win the War or Win the Peace" Conference in Lille, France, WIIS France is hosting a panel, "Women, Actresses of Peace?" The Conference...

  • Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Understanding Masculinities

    on Dec 6th 2018 8:30:am, at USIP

    Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 8:30 AM – Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 11:30 AM EST U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC The forum included a day-long, invitational...

  • WIIS Brussels– Conversation with Dr. Benedetta Berti

    on Dec 5th 2018 6:00:pm, at Euraffex

    WIIS Brussels was delighted to welcome Dr. Benedetta Berti for a conversation on 5 December 2018 at 18.00. Dr. Benedetta Berti is Head of the Policy Planning Unit in the...

  • Diverse Boots on the Ground: EU and NATO Effectiveness

    on Dec 5th 2018 3:30:pm, at Wilson Center

    Diverse Boots on the Ground: EU and NATO Effectiveness Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm 6th Floor Auditorium Phone: 202.691.4000 The Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project (WPSP),...

  • Leading from the Front: Combatting Gender-Based Violence in the Canadian Armed Forces

    on Dec 5th 2018 11:00:am, at KPMG Ottawa

    Canada has long been at the forefront of military gender integration and remains a world leader. Women serve in all environments and can join any trade across the Canadian Armed...

  • Women In Politics Roundtable

    on Nov 28th 2018 10:00:am, at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    A record number of women ran for US office in 2018. What implications does this trend have for future female participation in politics, both here in the United States and...

  • 16 Days Canada 2018

    on Nov 25th 2018, at

    The theme of the 2018 Campaign is “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work” JoinThe16DaysCampaign2018 The 16 Days Campaign has been dedicated to advocacy and coordination of work in...

  • Is The Future Democratic? Democracy, Security, Technology Anniversary Conference 15 Years WIIS Germany

    on Nov 15th 2018, at

    Is the future democratic? Democracy, Security, Technology Anniversary Conference 15 Years WIIS.de Representation of the State of Bavaria Behrenstr. 21/ 22, 10117 Berlin Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:00 – 18:30...

  • The Gender Perspective in Policy and Operations

    on Nov 15th 2018, at

    THE GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN POLICY AND OPERATIONS MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC ROOM D-R200 1430 ST-DENIS STREET ATHANASE-DAVID BUILDING, UQAM NOVEMBER 15, 2018 Since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution...

  • Mujeres, Seguridad, y Defensa, Avanzando Junt@s Por La Paz

    on Nov 13th 2018 9:30:am, at Casa de América

    "Women, Security and Defence, advancing together for Peace", co-organized with the Canadian Embassy in Madrid. Mrs. Hutchinson, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of NATO will give the inaugural...

  • Election Integrity in the Digital Age: Election Cybersecurity Challenges in the US and Elsewhere

    on Nov 1st 2018 5:00:pm, at

    While aspects of the Russia investigation are ongoing, it is now well known and agreed upon by the US intelligence community that overseas hackers succeeded in accessing critical data to...

  • Women In International Security Australia Seminar

    on Oct 26th 2018 12:00:pm, at

    There are expanding opportunities for women’s participation in international security globally, as women are present in greater numbers in foreign and defence affairs and now occupy important positions in governments...

  • Women in National Security Conference 2018

    on Oct 24th 2018 8:30:am, at

    The Women in National Security Conference is an exceptional forum on the future of national and international security. It combines a platform for ideas and a place to develop new...

  • Youth and Sustainable Peace Conference

    on Oct 15th 2018 9:00:am, at The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi

    Youth and Sustainable Peace Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 15th, 2018 In continuation of their partnership in 2018, WIIS and the TRENDS Research & Advisory organized a global conference...

  • The Gender Gap in 2018

    on Sep 24th 2018 6:00:pm, at Nuclear Threat Initiative

    In partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), Women In Defense (WID), Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG), Women's Foreign Policy Network (WFPN), and Women In International Security (WIIS) Global, WIIS-DC...

  • Happy Hour with WFPG, WIIS and WIN

    on Sep 20th 2018 6:00:pm, at Eighteenth Street Lounge

    Join the Women's Foreign Policy Group, Women in International Security and the Women's Impact Network at Brookings for a joint happy hour to mingle and network with fellow women working in international affairs. This is a cash bar event and attendance is free of charge. We hope to see you there!

  • Gender Dimensions of Security in the Horn of Africa

    on Sep 18th 2018 9:30:am, at

    With the generous support of the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C., WIIS facilitates a series of expert roundtables to explore the gender dimensions of key security challenges. These roundtables...

  • Taking the Next Step to Leadership: Advancing Your Career in International Security

    on Aug 8th 2018 5:00:pm, at We Work Dupont Circle

    Taking the Next Step to Leadership: Advancing Your Career in International Security FIND THE PROGRAM HERE Wednesday, August 8th, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided We Work...

  • Krav Maga Session: Next-Level Pure Power Self-Defense!

    on Jul 15th 2018 11:00:am, at N-Flux

    Women In International Security and N-FLUX invite you to Next-Level Pure Power Self-Defense! N-FLUX will teach Krav Maga, an empowering class where you can learn the hand-to-hand combat system of...

  • WIISER NOW (Networking Happy Hour)

    on Jul 14th 2018 6:00:pm, at Eighteenth Street Lounge

    WIISER Now (Networking Happy Hour) Come celebrate the launch of the new WIIS website! Join us for a Happy Hour after work on June 28 to expand your network and...

  • Youth, Peace and Security

    on Jun 13th 2018 10:00:am, at

    Please join us for a roundtable discussion on the Youth, Peace and Security agenda and its intersections with the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Experts will examine the genesis and...

  • Climate Change: The Gender Dimensions

    on Apr 26th 2018 10:30:am, at

    With the generous support of the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C., WIIS facilitates a series of expert roundtables to explore the gender dimensions of key security challenges. These roundtables...

  • People on the Move: The Gender Dimensions of Migration, Refugee Crises, and Human Trafficking

    on Mar 15th 2018 9:30:am, at

    With the generous support of the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C., WIIS facilitates a series of expert roundtables to explore the gender dimensions of key security challenges. These roundtables...

  • Women, Gender and Terrorism: CVE Roundtable 5

    on Mar 30th 2017 9:00:am, at

    About With the generous support of the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C., WIIS will facilitate a series of expert roundtables to explore the role of women in terrorist and violent...

  • Women, Gender, and Terrorism: CVE Roundtable 4

    on Oct 12th 2016 9:00:am, at

    About The fourth roundtable in our series on women, terrorism, and violent extremism focused on cultural and organizational differences. Experts discussed how the different extremist organizations developed historically, the role...

  • Women, Gender, and Terrorism- CVE Roundtable 3

    on Jun 20th 2016 9:00:am, at

    About The third roundtable in our series on women, terrorism, and violent extremism focused on past, current, and future counterterrorism (CT) and countering violent extremism (CVE) programming, the role of...

  • Women, Gender, and Terrorism- CVE Roundtable 2

    on May 19th 2016 9:00:am, at

    About The second roundtable in our series on women, terrorism, and violent extremism explored the differences in radicalization and recruitment across cultures, terrorist organizations, and gender and how the Women,...

  • Women, Gender, and Terrorism: CVE Roundtable 1

    on Mar 21st 2016 9:00:am, at

    About This roundtable kicked off a series of exploratory discussions on women, terrorism, and violent extremism. Panelists discussed the effectiveness of our policy responses and how gender dynamics affect the...