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Gender in International Affairs Breakfast Series

13 December 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Chatham House, London


Shaista Aziz, Co-Founder, Intersectional Feminist Foreign Policy

Henri Myrttinen, Head of Gender, International Alert

Josephine Roele, Researcher, GAPS

Chair: Hannah Bryce, Assistant Head, International Security Department, Chatham House



Chatham House, in association with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, will be hosting a breakfast meeting on gender in international affairs. Applying a gendered lens to policy analysis is increasingly recognized as a useful contribution to the way we study, understand and shape policy in the field of international affairs. The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda that emerged from UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) catalyzed a rhetorical and normative shift toward gender equality in international affairs and has played a significant role in influencing the way we discuss and approach conflict prevention and resolution.

Within the think-tank community, attention has been drawn to heavily unequal gender balances and some actions have been taken to help mitigate these biases. However, a basic understanding of gender-mindful approaches to research and policymaking is still wanting in many research fields and institutions.

This breakfast is the first of a series of quarterly meetings that will bring together experts and practitioners from academia and the international affairs community. The event is part of an effort to collaboratively improve gender awareness and equality within organizational cultures and to develop a better understanding of how a gendered lens can inform research practices and strengthen analytical work. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.