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WIIS Brussels asbl is dedicated to enhancing women's influence in the field of foreign and security policy and increasing awareness of gender-related issues in international affairs.

 

Focusing on Policy, Mentoring and Networking, WIIS Brussels aims to stimulate new thinking on global and European issues.

  • 13December2016The role of gender in the fieldof security and defence

     

     

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    December 13, 2016 / 18:00>19:30 / Press Club (UNRIC offices) - Rue Froissart, 95 - 1000 Brussels.

     

    WIIS Brussels is delighted to invite you to a discussion on the role of gender in the field of security and defence with Stefanie Von Hlatky, Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queens University in Canada, and Eva Gross, Head of the EU Political Mission in Afghanistan.  Stefanie will examine the different ways in which gender matters in a security and defence context, with a focus on NATO, while Eva will provide an EU perspective and share her experience from the field in Afghanistan.

     

    Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

     

    The event is open to members, and to non-members for a 10€ entry fee. Please  register online.

     

    We look forward to seeing you on the day!

     

  • 22November2016Women Leaders in Security

     

     

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    November 22, 2016 / 19:00>21:00 / Nordic Housel - Rue du Luxembourg 3, Brussels (Belgium).

     

    WIIS Brussels WIIS Brussels is collaborating in this event organised by YPFP Brussels, YPFP San Francisco Hub, NATO and SAAB on Thursday 22. It will present you an expert panel of speakers featuring:

     

    Charlotte Isaksson

    Advisor on Gender at European Union External Action Service. Former Gender Advisor to Supreme Allied Commander Europe & Allied Command Operations, NATO.

     

    Dr Corinna Horst

    President of Women in International Security and Deputy Director of the German Marshall Foundation's Brussels office.

     

    Shoshana Chatfield

    Deputy U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee at U.S. Military Delegation to NATO.

     

    Moderation: Kelsey Suemnicht, Director, Community & Membership, YPFP San Francisco hub.

     

    Please register online (open to members and non-members).

     

    Gender equality and women's empowerment are key to global security. Gender balance brings a variety of perspectives and experiences to national and international diplomatic, security and defence structures and forces. However, the number of women ambassadors in the Security Council has fallen from its peak of six women in 2014, to four in 2015, to just one this year - and that is just one example. Moreover, according to UNIFEM, the United Nations has never officially appointed a woman to be chief mediator in a peace process.

    So what is the big picture in terms of women's empowerment in security and defence?

    What could we expect from an increased presence of women in leadership positions in this field?

    How can we ensure diversity within structures promoting international security?

     

    Please note:

    This event will be recorded and published as an episode of the Women in Diplomacy podcast. Therefore, Chatham House rules do not apply for this event and everything will be on the record. Additionally, questions will be take from the audience.

     

    Photo credit @G2P2 Films/​SOC Films

     

  • 08November2016Conversation with Cristina GallachUN Under-Secretary-General

     

     

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    November 8, 2016 / 17:00>18:30 / Residence Palace (UNRIC offices) - Rue de la Loi, 155 - 1040 Brussels.

     

    WIIS Brussels and the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) are delighted to welcome Cristina Gallach, UN Under-Secretary-General and former President of WIIS Brussels.

    While consultations begin on UN top jobs and as the world braces for the most contested U.S. elections yet, Cristina will share her views on the security-development-gender nexus and its impact on global security.

     

    The event is open to non-members for a 10€ entry fee. Still not a member, join our community here.

    Please note that seating is limited and open in priority to members.

    Please register here. For security reasons, you must be registered ahead of time to attend.

     

  • 25OCTOBER2016Happy Hours - Warm Up & Network

     

     

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    October 25, 2016 / 18:00 / Kosmos Place - Place Jourdan, 35 - 1040 Brussels.

     

    As Brussels temperatures take a dive, join us to warm up with drinks and new connections! WIIS Brussels Happy Hours are collaborative networking events which offer a great opportunity for informal conversations and the forming of personal and professional relationships with other women in international relations, security and defence in Brussels.

     

    Our special guest will be Isabelle François, currently part of the Strategic Analysis Capability team at NATO, who will share her thoughts on feminine leadership.

     

    Participants are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues. Please Register here. Participants will cover the cost of their drinks, with WIIS Brussels in charge of nibbles.

     

    We look forward to seeing you on October 25th!

     

  • 05OCTOBER2016Conversation with Her Excellency Rula GhaniFirst Lady of Afghanistan

     

     

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    October 5, 2016 / 16:00>17:30 / Hotel Silken Berlaymont - Boulevard Charlemagne, 11 - 1000 Brussels.

     

    WIIS Brussels looks forward to hearing from Her Excellency Rula Ghani, First Lady of Afghanistan.

    She has grown to be a strong advocate of women's empowerment and women’s role in Afghan society. Join us as she shares her thoughts on how women will be crucial to building a stable, secure and prosperous Afghanistan.

     

    The conversation will be moderated by Marta Martinelli, Vice-President of WIIS Brussels and Head of Team for EU External Policies at the Open Society European Policy Institute.

     

    Register online. The event is open to non-members for a 10€ entry fee.

     

  • 28June2016The Syria peace process and the role of Europe

     

     

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    June 28, 2016 / 16:30>18:00 / Silken Berlaymont Brussels Hotel - Boulevard Charlemange, 11/19 - 1000 Brussels.

     

    WIIS Brussels invites you to a high level discussion on the Syria political process with the Women's Consultative Committee of the Syrian Opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC). The event will include first-hand accounts from the Syrian opposition's negotiators at the Geneva peace talks and will centre on concrete policy options that Europe should lead on to find a political transition in Syria, and the important role Syrian women are playing in this endavour.?

     

    The all-women Syrian opposition delegation includes:

     

    Bassma Kodmani

    Member of the HNC's negotiations team and the Executive Director of the Arab Reform Initiative.

     

    Alise Mofrej

    Member of the HNC's negotiations team and politician who is leading the opposition's efforts for the release of detainees.

     

    Hind Kabawat

    Member of the HNC, conflict resolution expert and the head of the Inter-faith studies program at George Mason University.

     

    Fadwa Mahmoud

    Political activist, member of the HNC's Women's Consultative Committee and member of the National Coordination Committee.

     

    The discussion will be moderated by WIIS Brussels Steering Committee Member Irina Bratosin d'Almeida.

     

    Please kindly note only registered participants will have access to the conference premises.

    Please register online and inform us of last-minute cancellations, so we can rellocate your seat.

     

  • 20JUNE2016Conversation with Irena Andrassy& Philippa Sharma

     

     

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    June 20, 2016 / 18.00>19.30 / Press Club - Rue Froissart, 95 - 1000 Brussels.

     

    Join us for an interactive conversation with Irena Andrassy, Deputy Head of Cabinet of EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and Philippa Sharma, Deputy Director in the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.

     

    Both have a unique perspective on how defence and development can address current crises and the role of female leadership in international affairs.

    Do you wonder what it is like to work in a cabinet? We look forward to hearing from our guest about the day to day work in a cabinet and to engage in a conversation on how they made it to where they are today.

     

    Please register online tby mid-day on Monday 20 June, and do inform us of last-minute cancellations.

    Non WIIS-Brussels members will be charged 10€ at the door.

     

  • 11May2016Gender and Human Rights in CSDP missions

     

     

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    May 11, 2016 / OSEPI - Rue du Trône, 130 - 1050 Brussels.

     

    WIIS Brussels, in collaboration with the Open Society European Policy Institute, is delighted to invite you to a policy discussion on “Gender and Human Rights in CSDP missions”.

     

    This event will bring together a number of EU Gender Advisors for a lively discussion on their work in CSDP missions and the challenges they face, and will present best practices and success stories. This event follows a similar WIIS discussion held in 2014 in the margins of the annual Gender and HR Advisors’ meeting.

     

    The discussion will be moderated by WIIS Brussels Vice President Marta Martinelli and will be followed by an informal cocktail reception.

     

    Please email ellen.mulder@opensocietyfoundations.org to confirm your attendance.

     

  • 25/28April20162016 Security Jam

     

     

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    April 27-28, 2016 / Entirely online - Organiser: Friends of Europe.

     

    WIIS Brussels will host a live-chat on April 27th at 17:00 inclusive foreign policy-making as part of the 2016 Security Jam. So register today to join Marriët Schuurman, NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, and Rosa Balfour, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The Security Jam is held entirely online so you can take part from wherever you are, using a computer, tablet, or smartphone!

    WIIS women from around the world will join this massive online brainstorm with thousands of experts on security, development and human rights. The Security Jam will focus on fighting terrorism and transnational criminal networks, how to build new global partnership to reflect a changed world and how to gear our security forces towards 21st century threats.

     

    Watch this short video to learn more and visit www.securityjam.org to find out about the leading women and men taking part in this unique exercise.

     

    The Security Jam is also actively recruiting junior moderators so send in your application today!

     

  • 13april2016The impact of the Iran nuclear dealforthe region and beyond

     

     

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    April 13, 2016 / 9.00>10.30 / Residence of Ambassador Piritta Asunmaa, Head of the Mission of Finland to NATO.

     

    WIIS Brussels will host Helga Schmid, EEAS Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs for a debate on the Iran nuclear deal.

     

    The successful conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear issue on 14 July 2015 was one of the most remarkable diplomatic achievement in recent years. The terms and consequences of the agreement continue to spur debate on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Middle East. Beyond the question of the merits of the deal, and its implications for the overall relationship between Iran and the West, what lessons can be drawn from the experience of the E3/EU+3 negotiations, what can we expect from Iran in the future and how can we capitalise on this diplomatic success in other conflict situations?

     

    Register online to join us on Wednesday, 13th April at 09:00 for a breakfast debate. The debate will be moderated by WIIS Brussels President Corinna Hörst and will be held under Chatham House rule.

     

    Attendance is open to all WIIS Brussels members - more information on membership.

    Becoming a member for a nominal fee will allow you to attend all WIIS policy debates, conversations with senior female leaders and happy hours to hone your networking skills and expand your professional circle

     

  • 05april2016Conversation with Ana Gomes

     

     

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    April 5, 2016 / 13.00>14.30 / InfoPoint, 12 Rond-Point Schuman, Brussels.

     

    Last week’s dramatic attacks in Brussels have not shaken WIIS’s resolve to continue working for a for a safer world through a more inclusive foreign and security policy.

     

    In this spirit, we’ll host a Conversation with Ana Gomes, MEP and career diplomat with a strong track record in international affairs as a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Subcommittee for Security and Defence. She is also a member of the Delegation for the relations with the United-States and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.

     

    Ms Gomes will share her story and her perspective on what long-term solutions European governments can bring to current security scenario.

     

    Register online to join us on Tuesday, 5th April at 13:00 for a brown-bag lunch debate at InfoPoint Schuman.

     

    Attendance is free for WIIS Brussels members - more information on membership.

    Becoming a member for a nominal fee will allow you to attend all WIIS policy debates, conversations with senior female leaders and happy hours to hone your networking skills and expand your professional circle. Non-members will be charged 10€ cash at the door.

     

  • 16March2016National Security and the upcoming U.S. elections

     

     

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    March 16, 2016 / 13.00>14.30 / Brussels Press Club - Rue Froissart, 95 - 1040 Brussels.

     

    WIIS Brussels and the German Marshall Fund, with the support of the U.S. Mission to the EU, are delighted to invite you to a discussion on National Security and the upcoming U.S. elections.

     

    Welcome:

     

    Corinna Horst, President, WIIS Brussels and Deputy Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

     

    Discussants:

     

    Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Stanford University

    Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for New American Security

    Bruno Lete, Senior Program Officer, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

     

    Moderator:

     

    Pauline Massart, Vice-President for Operations and Outreach, WIIS Brussels and Deputy Director, Security & Global Europe, Friends of Europe

     

    Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle are gearing up for the next stage in the upcoming U.S. elections. While foreign policy traditionally features less than domestic issues in the campaign, U.S. elections reverberate well beyond the United States. What do U.S. voters expect from their preferred candidates on foreign policy? What can Europe expect in the future from the United States in its approach to counterterrorism, stabilization, and state building as well as on various regional conflicts? How are foreign policy priorities framed around commitments and capabilities in dealing with both threats and opportunities? And what does this all mean for Europe and the transatlantic partnership?

     

    Please join WIIS Brussels and GMF for a discussion with two renowned U.S. experts on foreign affairs and national security on a subject matter at the core of the transatlantic partnership.

     

    Due to limited spaces, participation is open to paying WIIS members only.

    Please register online and visit  our website for more information on membership.

     

  • 14March2016Conversation with Margot Wallström,Swedish Foreign Minister:"Women, Peace and Security"

     

     

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    March 14, 2016 / 18.00>20.00 / Hotel Sofitel Europe - Place Jourdan, 1 - 1040 Brussels.

     

    Presented by The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU.

     

    WIIS President moderated conversation on Women, Peace and Security with Margot Wallström, Swedish Foreign Minister, as she pitches her feminist foreign policy in Brussels.

     

    Welcome:

     

    H.E. Mr. Anders Ahnlid, Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union.

    Dr. Ian Lesser, Senior Director, Foreign and Security Policy and Executive Director, Transatlantic Center Brussels, The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

     

    Discussants:

     

    The Honorable Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden.

     

    Moderator:

     

    Dr. Corinna Horst, Deputy Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States and President, Women in International Security, Brussels.

     

    PThe Swedish government’s commitment to pursue a “feminist foreign policy” puts gender equality and human rights at the center of Sweden’s international objectives. These are seen as key contributors to security, peace, and development and as necessary to strengthen the sustainability of our societies. A feminist foreign policy is now an integral part of the Swedish Foreign Service activities, which aim to strengthen women's rights, improve women's access to resources, and increase women's representation.

    The challenge is to match theory with practice. How can the "smart power" approach and high-level political commitments be put into practice on the ground, both in regions of conflict as well as in the policies of global actors such as the United States and the EU? How is it possible to be ethically consistent in a world of uncertainty, where politics is often driven by economics and security, pushing aside human rights and women’s empowerment? As Foreign Minister Wallström continues to push to integrate women rights, their representation and role in international politics, and resources for gender equality, how are other countries and institutions participating in this effort?

     

    This exclusive invitation is extended to WIIS Brussels paying members only. Please email tmorales@gmfus.org to register, and/or visit  our website for more information on membership.

     

    Please note that due to increased security measures, you must RSVP in advance and arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event. Please bring a photo ID.

     

  • 23February2016Conversation with Roberta Metsola - MEP

     

     

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    February 23, 2016 / 18:00 / EPP Headquarters - Rue du Commerce, 10 - 1000 Brussels.

     

    Conversation with Roberta Metsola, MEP, leading rapporteur on migration and the situation in the Mediterranean and one of Malta's first female Members of the European Parliament.

     

    Speakers at WIIS Brussels Conversation With series discuss their experience and career path as a woman in the international relations, security and defence field as well as what public policies are needed to improve gender equality in the sector, be they national, European, or international. Debates are informal and participants are encouraged to join the discussion!

     

    Europe continues to face increasing numbers of refugees, raising serious questions on current EU policies and the solidarity of European citizens with each other as well as with the continent's neighbours. Roberta Metsola will share her perspective on how European governments should respond to the worst refugee crisis since World War II, where investment would be most efficient, and how this could turn out to be a make-or-break moment for the European Union.

     

    Register online.

     

  • 20January2016Brown-bag lunch debate:"Countering radicalisation: the role of women, civil society and International Policy Approaches"

     

     

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    Brown-bag lunch debate. January 20, 2016 / 12:30>14:00 / InfoPoint Schuman.

     

    The fight against the spread of radical Islamist ideals remains a high priority across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. While public authorities are quick to point to repression and an increase of police forces as the solution, there is widespread agreement that more structural and long-term solutions are necessary. How can civil society organisations contribute to countering radicalisation on the ground? What solutions do they propose and what support do they need from governments and international organisations? What is the role of women in creating a society resilient to the appeal of radical ideas?

     

    This WIIS Brussels debate will present the perspective from Belgium, Tunisia, and Syria, and a response from a senior EU representative.

     

    Speakers:

     

    Saliha Ben Ali

    Founder, Society Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) Belgium.

     

    Bianca Baumler

    Communications, Outreach & Knowledge Management, European Endowment for Democracy (EED).

     

    Salma Belaala

    Senior Researcher, Marie Curie.

     

    Christiane Hoehn

    Advisor to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator.

     

    The debate will be co-moderated by Gosia Lachut and Pauline Massart, Members of the WIIS Steering Committee. Speakers will give short introductory remarks to allow maximum time for a lively debate.

     

    Register online at http://eepurl.com/bLHwlj.

    Attendance is free of charge for WIIS Brussels members.

    Non-members will be charged 10€ cash at the door.

     

  • 09December2015Happy Hour:Do's and Don't's of Networking in Brussels

    On December 9th, WIIS Brussels hosted a relaxed and dynamic Happy Hour.  It was an informal networking event about... networking! Some 30 WIIS members from wide range of sectors exchanged their personal experience and insights about how to make meaningful professional connections. Life in a professional expat city such as Brussels provided for a lot of substance and input. Recommendations ranged from "DO be curious and authentic"  and "DO listen" to "DON'T get too personal", "DON'T praise yourself too much" and  "DON'T stick to one single person".

    This was not only the last Happy Hour of 2015 but also the first of our new revamped Happy Hour event series, which will continue in 2016. The series is aiming at gathering a group of individuals around a specific topic and at establishing connections amongst people from diverse backgrounds who share common interests.

     

  • 30September2015Conversation with Virginia Murray

    A Conversation with Virginia Murray, Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the EU.

     

    In partnership with he U.S. Mission to the European Union, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and Leaderise.

     

  • 15SEptember2015Happy Hour on Professional Development

    Happy Hour on Professional Development.

     

    In partnership with the German Marshall Fund.

     

  • 02July2015Conversation with Francesca Tardioli

    Francesca Tardioli, Deputy Assistant Secretary General in NATO’s Operations Division, led a frank, open and humourous discussion about her life and career with a WIIS audience of 30+ mostly young professionals. She started her career as one of very few women entering the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and applauded the fact that today 50% of new entries in the ministry are female. Her stint in the Italian Embassy to Ryad was both “tough and interesting”, while at NATO she has too often been the only woman in the room. Her advice to those present was to develop thorough knowledge, be very good at your job, and not be pressured into “working like a man” in order to succeed.

     

  • 17June2015Conversation with Deborah Lee James

    Deborah Lee James, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, spoke of ongoing modernisation of the US Air Force and its state of readiness and called on European allies to pull their weight in NATO. Touching on topics ranging from the threat posed by Russia to the fight against the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East, she engaged in a lively Q&A with the audience of senior representatives from NATO, EU institutions, think-tanks, the media and academics. The debate, co-organised with the German Marshall Fund and Friends of Europe, was co-moderated by Ian Lesser, Executive Director of the German Marshall Fund, Brussels and Claire Craanen, WIIS Brussels Secretary General and Senior Analyst, NATO, with Pauline Massart, WIIS Brussels Outreach Director and Deputy Director for Partnership Development at the Europe’s World group giving opening remarks.

     

  • 16June2015resolutions on women, peace and securityin Latin America and Caribbean

    Towards the Implementation of UNSC resolutions on women, peace and security in Latin America and Caribbean.

     

  • 08June2015Conversation with Neven Mimica

    Conversation with Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.

     

  • 21May2015Implementing UNSCR 1325

    Implementing UNSCR 1325: new impetus and next steps.

    This was WIIS Brussels biggest event of the year, with over a hundred participants from across the Brussels security community.

    Speakers on the day were Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President of WIIS Global and Senior Advisor to the Center for Gender and Peacebuilding of the U.S. Institute of Peace; Jane Morrice, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee and Former Deputy Speaker of the first Northern Ireland Assembly; Mavic Cabrera Balleza, International Coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) and Editor of the “Women Count: Civil Society Monitoring Report on Security Council Resolution 1325”.

    The debates were opened by WIIS Brussels's newly elected President, Dr Corinna Hörst, Deputy Director of the German Marshall Fund's Brussels office, and was moderated by Claire Craanen, WIIS Brussels Secretary General. Discussions focused on progress achieved by individual countries in implementing UNSCR1325 and concrete Policy suggestions for ways forward in delivering on action plans.

     

    In partnership with the German Marshall Fund.

     

  • 28April2015Happy hour with Denisa-Elena Ionete

    Happy hour with Denisa-Elena Ionete, Head of Unit for Fragility and Resilience, European Commission DG DEVCO.

     

  • 20April2015conversation with Joelle Jenny

    During an interactive discussion with a WIIS audience, Joelle Jenny, Director for Security and Conflict Prevention at the European External Action Service, assessed current security strategies in Syria and Yemen and shared her personal experiences as a female leader in conflict zones such as Iraq, Palestine, Rwanda and Bosnia Herzegovina. She reflected on the role of women in conflict prevention and international peace-building and answered questions about work-life balance and motherhood in such a demanding position and high-level career.

     

  • 12March2015conversation with Marriët Schuurman

    A conversation with Marriët Schuurman, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.

     

    In partnership with the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union.

     

  • 03February2015Happy Hour with Dagmar Schumacher

    Happy Hour with Dagmar Schumacher, Director of UN Women Brussels.

     

    In partnership with Cabinet DN.

     

  • 09December2014conversation with Claude-France Arnould

    Close to finishing her term as Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, Claude-France Arnould spoke to a group of international security and defence experts about her life and career. A graduate of the prestigious French ENAEcole Nationale d’Administration, she spoke of how this corporatist system, while elitist, protects women: only the grades count for graduates’ future career, an inherently gender-blind system. She conceded however that numbers of female graduates of the ENA were historically low and that even today these remained well below 50%. Arnould’s advice to the audience was to become an expert in one field before beginning to climb the ladder.

     

  • 03December2014Transatlantic Views on Emerging Powers,with Esther Brimmer

    Transatlantic Views on Emerging Powers, with Esther Brimmer, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University's Elliot school of International Affairs and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (2009- 2013) and Alfredo Conte, Head of the Strategic Planning Division, European External Action Service.

     

    In partnership with the German Marshall Fund and the Open Society Institute.

     

  • 04November2014Conversation With Ilana Bet-El

    Ilana Bet-El, journalist, author, historian and consultant, led an intimate conversation at the Press Club. Bet-El spoke very frankly about the lack of women in Brussels’ overwhelmingly “old white men” panels and called on the international security and defence community to lead the way in giving a voice to younger women for a new perspective.

     

  • 22September2014Happy Hour: How women network?

    Happy Hour: How women network?

     

    In partnership with Cabinet DN.

     

  • 09September2014conversation with Mari Skaare

    Mari Skaare, then the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security launched WIIS’s series of Conversations with prominent women in international relations, security and defence in Brussels. Skaare outlined the challenges still facing the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and talked about her life and career. She highlighted how government policies had helped her get to where she is, among other through access to free education and childcare.

     

  • 01July2014Happy Hour with EU Human Rightsand Gender Advisors

    Happy Hour with EU Human Rights and Gender Advisors.

     

    In partnership with Cabinet DN.

     

  • 18June2014Recruiting women to security

    Recruiting women to security, with Veronika Wand-Danielsson, Swedish Ambassador to NATO, Tanya Armour, Assistant Director at the European Defence Agency, Gunilla Fransson, Senior Vice President at Saab, and Charlotte Isaksson, Gender Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).

     

    In partnership with Saab.

     

  • 28May2014Happy hour with Robert Egnell

    Happy hour with Robert Egnell, author of "Gender, military effectiveness and organizational change".

     

  • 15May2014Women Human Rights Defenders on the frontline of Human Rights activism

    Women Human Rights Defenders on the frontline of Human Rights activism, with Maha Assabalani, Women Human Rights Defender from Syria; Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights; Dagmar Schumacher, Brussels Director, UN Women; Eva Zillén, Senior Adviser, Kvinna till Kvinna.

     

  • 14May2014Policy insight:"End sexual violence in conflict:From resolution to reality"

    Policy insight: "End sexual violence in conflict: From resolution to reality".

     

    In partnership with Friends of Europe and the UK Permanent Representation to the EU.

     

  • 13March2014Briefing with Shirin Ebadi

    Briefing with Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Centre for Supporters of Human Rights.

     

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