The Bush School of Government and Public Service recently held its 9th annual Texas Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security. This year’s symposium focused on Emerging Insights on Women, Peace, and Security from the Asia-Pacific.
Organized by Bush School’s distinguished professor, Dr. Valerie Hudson, the symposium sheds light on global issues impacting the lives of women. Dr. Hudson welcomed Acting Dean of the Bush School, Dr. Frank B. Ashley III. Other distinguished guests included Dr. Elise Stephenson, Deputy Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at the Australian National University. Dr. Stephenson was followed by Dr. Melissa Johnston of the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.
Dr. Sumin Lee and Sami Jabarkhail were keynote speakers for the day-long symposium. Dr. Sumin Lee is an ACES Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School. Dr. Lee discussed “Impunity for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in East and Southeast Asia.”
Dr. Lee, Sami Jabarkhail, a doctoral candidate at the School of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, presented “The Law of Culture: Understanding the Gender Role in Afghanistan.”
Katrina Mulherin, a second-year Master of International Affairs student organizer, stated,
“Overall, we had a great event and were very pleased with the turnout and engagement of
students, faculty, and members of the general public.”
The event concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Hudson, who brought the
symposium to a close.
- VIDEO: 2023 Introduction with Dr. Stephenson
- VIDEO: 2023 Dr. Lee
- VIDEO: 2023 Dr. Johnston
- VIDEO: 2023 Sami Jabarkhail
- VIDEO: 2023 Conclusion
On behalf of the WPS concentration and the Bush School, we would like to thank everyone who participated, and we look forward to our next symposium in the fall of 2024.