Course description

This course examines the increasingly recognized role of women in global peace and security affairs as demonstrated by the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) that over 80 countries have National Action Plans to implement the lifting of bans on women in combat roles in many countries and the bipartisan 2017 passage of the first of its kind Women Peace and Security Act in the US. From politics to the military education nongovernmental organizations the private sector and grass roots organizations women are involved in conflict prevention and peace building. The course examines various perspectives on empowering women to play positive active roles in these areas.


Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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