Texas A&M To Host Sixth Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium
The Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service will host the sixth annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium on Friday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The symposium will bring together internationally recognized policy makers, practitioners and academics who have worked alongside United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 to ensure the increased participation of women in matters of national security. Oct. 31 marked the 20th anniversary of the landmark resolution.
Keynote speakers for the event are Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, known as “the father of UNSCR 1325”; Ambassador-at-Large Kelley Currie of the Secretary of State’s Office on Global Women’s Issues; and Afghan Ambassador to the United States Roya Rahmani.
The Women, Peace, and Security agenda suggests that national security and human security must proceed hand in hand for peace to be durable and just. It includes issues that some might see as normally within the scope of national security, such as education, health and welfare.
Women’s perspectives and voice on issues of national security have often been sorely lacking, and the symposium is intended to be a contribution to the rectification of that deficiency. The Texas Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security also aims to showcase Texas-based scholarship, philanthropy, programming and policy on these issues.
Registration is encouraged by Nov. 19. An event agenda and registration details are available on the Bush School website.