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ANU National Security College presents

Women and national security

Public conference


When:

4th April 2017
5th April 2017

Where:

QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT

Speakers:

Chris Moraitis PSM, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department
Professor Valerie Hudson, Texas A&M University
Gai Brodtmann MP, Member for Canberra
H.E. Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner
Stephanie Foster PSM, Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner
plus many more

Cost:

$800 to $880

Research has shown the security and equality of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and that increasing gender diversity in decision-making leads to better results. Over two days, this conference will tackle important themes such as enhancing women’s participation and leadership in national security policy decision making and practice, and the national security benefits of drawing on experience and best practice findings. This will be done in a context of putting gender front and centre in the development and implementation of security and foreign policy.

The conference will link theory and concept with lived reality and contemporary practice, drawing on experiences from overseas deployments and recent conflicts. Individual sessions will address topical issues such as the use of force, women during armed conflict, women as peace-builders and their post conflict role (including UN Security Council Resolution 1325). There will be a particular focus on Australia’s national agenda, including female participation in implementing the Government’s Defence White Paper and Cyber Security Strategy. It will also look at how academia and the defence industry plan to better harness women’s skills/expertise. Panels of senior women will share their experiences and insights on leadership in national security across all themes.

Presenters will range across, senior policy, academic and private sector roles. They will include:

  • Ms Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (TBC)
  • Mr Chris Moraitis PSM, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department
  • Professor Valerie Hudson, George H.W. Bush Chair, Texas A&M University, and author of Sex and World Peace
  • Ms Gai Brodtmann MP, Member for Canberra
  • H.E. Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner
  • Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Chief of the Defence Force
  • Professor Margaret Harding, A/g Vice-Chancellor, ANU
  • Mr Chris Jenkins, CEO of Thales
  • Ms Stephanie Foster PSM, Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner
  • Ms Heather McIlwain, CEO, Chief Executive Women
  • Ms Gabrielle McIntyre, Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President, UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals

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