Women, Peace, and Security Conference Series: 4th Conference

Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, chief of chaplains of the Navy, participates in the 2016 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Conference at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, chief of chaplains of the Navy, participates in the 2016 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Conference at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. Since the inception of the U.S. National Action Plan on WPS in 2011, NWC has been at the forefront of exploration into national and international issues involving WPS, working towards the goal of empowering women in conflict prevention and peace. 160517-N-PX557-048 NEWPORT, R.I. (May 17, 2016)

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May. 18, 2016
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Mary Raum, Chair of Women, Peace, and Security Conferences

"Critical Themes and Perspectives in Global Security"

The seven panels convened over a two-day period to discuss Women Peace and Security and its ties to several arenas with special emphasis upon food security and religion. Highlighted was the geographic regions of Africa, the Asia Pacific and Syria. Of special interest to the defense community was two panels that feature United States and International Department of Defense programs and experiences from current and ongoing programs with military ties. 

For the second year in a row, a monograph of interesting papers was developed. Selected were macro discussions about equality, WPS lessons learned and challenges of implementing WPS components. Also, there were global community papers covering the Islamic state, India, Muslim nations and Nepal as well as several special topics papers on sports, health, disaster response and ethics. In addition, education and training, operational process discussions were included.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Valerie Hudson, George Bush Chair Bush School Texas A&M University

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