The 6th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium will bring together internationally recognized policymakers, practitioners, and academics who have worked alongside UNSCR 1325 to ensure the increased participation of women in matters of national security.
BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service will host the 6th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.
The symposium will bring together internationally recognized policy makers, practitioners, and academics who have worked alongside the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) to ensure the increased participation of women in matters of national security. October 31, 2020, marks the 20th anniversary of this landmark resolution.
The keynote speakers for the event are Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, known as “the father of UNSCR 1325”; Ambassador Kelley Currie of the Secretary’s Office on Global Women’s Issues; and Afgan Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Roya Rahmani.
The Women, Peace, and Security agenda suggests that national security and human security must proceed hand in hand for peace to be durable and just. It includes issues that some might see as normally within the scope of national security, such as education, health, and welfare.
Women’s perspectives and voice on issues of national security have been sorely lacking, and this symposium is a contribution to the rectification of that deficiency. The Texas Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security also aspires to showcase Texas-based scholarship, philanthropy, programming, and policy on these important issues.
Registration link and event agenda is available online.