Women, Peace, and Security Conference

“The goal is as simple as it is profound: to empower half the world’s population as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence and insecurity. Achieving this goal is critical to our national and global security.”

--The U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

Sgt. 1st Class Tera Vandenheuvel-Joseph, assigned to U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii, listens to remarks from Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, during the 2015 Women, Peace and Security conference at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Sgt. 1st Class Tera Vandenheuvel-Joseph, assigned to U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii, listens to remarks from Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, during the 2015 Women, Peace and Security conference at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. 150416-N-PX557-128 NEWPORT, R.I. (April 16, 2015)

2018 Women, Peace, and Security Conference Announcement

United States Naval War College in conjunction with Brown University would like to announce the 2018 conference call for papers for ‘2018 Women Peace and Security: Promoting Global Leadership’, for more information see below.

About Women, Peace, & Security Conferences

The 2011 U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security embodied and set forth the United States’ commitment to ensuring that women around the world play an equal role in promoting peace and achieving just and enduring security. Implementation of the NAP involved the application of five high-level objectives and 84 sub-objectives of which 17 are directly linked to Department of Defense (DoD) responsibilities.

In 2012, the USNWC hosted the first Women, Peace, and Security Conference. This conference brought together, for the first time in a U.S. war college setting, panelists who represented an extensive set of viewpoints and experiences from the military, non-profit, bureaucratic, academic, national, and international realms.

The conferences continue to grow in perspective and scope to include ideas from each military service and every global continent and is the only U.S. military academic program specifically related to the topic.

Speakers and panelists represent an extensive set of viewpoints from the armed services, as well as non-profit, government and academic organizations essential to attaining the goal of "empowering half the world’s population in conflict prevention and peace-building."

2018 Women, Peace, and Security Conference Announcement

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Conferences

The purpose of the conferences continues to be to hold discussions and exchange ideas, philosophies, and practical experience about a variety of subjects related to the 2011 National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP). 

2018 Women, Peace, and Security Conference

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) has issued a "call for papers" in preparation of its 6th annual Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conference that will held May 31 to June 1 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

See 2018 Conference

Past Women, Peace, and Security Conference

Past conferences have featured discussions related to the implementation and sustainment of the 2011 NAP on Women, Peace, and Security. Discussions have all been based on the National Action Plan’s five guiding principles and the conferences have hosted guests including: AMB (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Provost, U.S. Naval War College, Dr. Valerie Hudson, George Bush Chair Bush School Texas A&M University, and Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

See Past Conferences