June 29, 2023

Women Leaders: Defying stereotypes in counterterrorism

A conversation with Ilana Bet-El

Join us for special episode today as we delve into the Women in CT report, a project implemented by WIIS Brussels with the support of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Foreign Policy Instrument. (FPI). Hosted by Ilana, this episode welcomes Jessica White, Senior Research Fellow in RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group who brings her expertise as a former intelligence and language analyst in the United States Navy & Florence Ferrando, co-author of the report and senior consultant in security and defence.

Prepare to be enthralled as Ilana delves into the Women in CT report, unraveling the reasons why the establishment of these pioneering guidelines to promote the role of women in counterterrorism is imperative. From exploring the roots of gender disparity in counterterrorism to unveiling potential solutions, this conversation highlights the profound impact of gender mainstreaming and the inclusion of marginalised groups on the success of counterterrorism operations. 

Be introduced to the project’s recommendations aimed at narrowing the gender gap and dismantling the gendered perspective that affects counterterrorism strategies.

This episode was recorded on 2 June 2023

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This episode features:

Ilana Bet-El

Ilana Bet-El

WIIS Advisor

Jessica White

Jessica White

Senior Research Fellow - RUSI's Terrorism and Conflict group

Florence Ferrando

Florence Ferrando

Co-auhtor of the Women in CT report & WIIS Steering Commitee member



Music: Free from copyright
Production: Florence Ferrando

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