January 28, 2018

Raisina 2018 | Women in Foreign and Security Policy

By Rachel Rizzo

It is a truism that gender plays an unavoidable role in matters of peace and security. Against this backdrop, this conversation reflected on how men and women are differently targeted and affected by conflict situations; the link between gender inequality, politically motivated violence and resultant security politics and conflict resolution mechanisms; why women are underrepresented in leadership positions in academia and policymaking; and what objectives implementing a gender bias serves.


  • Houda Cherif, President, Connecting Group Tunisia
  • Rachel Rizzo, Research Associate, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Bi-Khim Hsiao, Senior Adviser, The Prospect Foundation, Taiwan
  • Li Li, Deputy Director, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania Institute, CICIR
  • Lucy Shule, Lecturer and Director of Studies, National Defence College, Tanzania
  • Riina Kaljurand, Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security
  • Ritika Passi, Project Editor & Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (moderator)

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