Dr Chantal de Jonge Oudraat has been President of Women in International Security (WIIS) since February 2013. She was the founding and executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America (2012-2014).
Previous positions include: senior advisor to the US Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; associate vice president and director of the US Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program; adjunct associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC; and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.
Her areas of specialisation are: women, peace and security, gender, international organisations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, US-European relations.
Dr de Jonge Oudraat is co-editor of The Gender and Security Agenda: Promoting Equality and Peace in the 21st Century (forthcoming 2019); Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (USIP Press, 2011); and Managing Global Issues: Lessons Learned (Carnegie Endowment, 2001).