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Women, Peace, and Security:
New Vistas for a New Administration


Information

Friday, November 18, 2016
9:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Registration

Q&A - Opening Seating; No reservation required
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Banquet Room 1011B of the Annenberg PCC

Reception - No reservation required
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
PCC Lobby

Panels - Seating is limied to 20 participants for panels.


Location

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
1002 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77843


Description

The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Symposium at the Bush School of Government and Public Service provides a timely opportunity to address the challenges and opportunities of the WPS agenda by discussing them in a bi-partisan environment, developing connections between Texas, regional, and national stakeholders.


Program Agenda

The symposium will be held in the Presidential Dining Room of the Annenberg Center. Seating for the panels’ audience is limited to 20 persons, and is first come, first serve. You must arrive on time for the panel and stay for the entire panel so as not to disrupt the proceedings. The Q&A session will be in 1011B in the Annenberg Center; we will have refreshments, and seating is more generous: Bush School students are especially invited. The closing reception is in the Annenberg lobby, and is open to all Bush School students, faculty, and staff.

Friday, November 18, 2016

9:30 a.m.–9:50 a.m. – Conference Welcome Address
Dean Mark Welsh III, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

9:50 a.m.–10:25 a.m. – Symposium Opening Orientation
  • The Bush School of Government and Public Service (TAMU)
    Why the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda matters, why it matters to the United States, and why it matters now
    Valerie M. Hudson, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

10:25 a.m.–11:35 a.m. – First Plenary Session: Women, Peace, and Security, Part I
  • The United States Air Force
    Combat integration and other challenges/opportunities for the military services
    Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the US Air Force
  • The George W. Bush Center (SMU)
    The Women’s Initiative of the Bush Center
    Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Deputy Director, The Women’s Initiative, The Bush Institute and Bush Center
  • The Bush School of Government and Public Service (TAMU)
    The Bush School’s Program on Women, Peace, and Security
    Valerie M. Hudson, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

11:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m. – Break

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Q&A with Bush School Master's Students

12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. – Panelists’ lunch

1:15 p.m.–1:25 p.m. - Break

1:25 p.m.–2:30 p.m. – Second Plenary Session: Women, Peace, and Security, Part II
  • The Institute for Inclusive Security
    National Action Plans and the New Administration
    Deborah Cavin
  • The Gendercide Awareness Project
    Foreign Policy and Gendercide
    Beverly Hill
  • Texas A&M University Law School
    Migration Waves and Women
    Sahar Aziz

2:35 p.m.–3:30 p.m. – Integration of Women in the Military Services
  • Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
    Integration in the Corps
    Brigadier General Joseph Ramirez (ret.), Commandant
  • US Army
    Integration in the US Army
    LTC Christine Rice, Chief, Women in the Service/Soldier 2020 DMPM, HQDA G-1, US Army
  • Women in International Security
    Integration in the US Military
    Ellen Haring, Women in International Security (WIIS)
  • US House of Representatives
    Reflections
    Representative Bill Flores (TX-17)

3:30 p.m.–3:40 p.m. – Break

3:40 p.m.–4:15 p.m. – Brainstorming: Moving the Ball Forward (Brenda Oppermann, moderator)
  • Finding helpful information, partners, and resources
  • Discussion on current and potential executive and legislative action
  • Ways to continue the discussion in Washington, DC

4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Valerie M. Hudson, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. – Reception (lobby)


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