NEWPORT, R.I. – U.S. Naval War College (NWC) has issued a call for papers in preparation for the Women, Peace and Security Series conference “Local to Intercontinental: Building Inclusive Programs” on Nov. 6-8, 2019, at Brown University in Providence.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs/ Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown.
In an effort to gather theoretical and practical ideas from a wide audience, conference organizers are soliciting papers from academics, researchers, military personnel, nongovernmental organizations and individuals who have interest or experience in issues pertaining to women, peace and security.
Submissions should highlight ideas about or explanations of real-world examples that show how inclusivity is paramount to growth and effectiveness in a program focused on women, peace and security.
All geographic regions will be considered as well as programs that range in size from local to intercontinental.
“This academic year represents a one-decade celebration for the Women, Peace and Security Program at the Naval War College,” said Mary Raum, NWC professor and the Swanee Hunt Women, Peace and Security Series Chair.
“In that time frame, we have geographically represented each of the combatant commands and all U.S. military service branches. Our reach is global.”
Since the inception of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security in 2011, NWC has been at the forefront of exploring national and international issues, working toward the goal of empowering women in conflict prevention and peace.
According to Raum, the conference continues to grow in perspective and scope to ensure the participation and inclusion of ideas from sister services and international partners.
“The key word here is ‘inclusive.’ The women, peace and security category has been in existence for decades. In this time, the aperture has expanded well beyond a female-only agenda,” she said. “Inclusivity not exclusivity has become paramount to the creation of long-term change.”
Active-duty military and civilians are encouraged to submit their work no later than Aug. 10. Papers should be in English, use 12-point Times New Roman font and be saved as a Word document. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line heading, “Local to Intercontinental: Building Inclusive Programs.”
While acceptance of a paper does not mean participation as a panelist, selected papers will be published and accessible via the college’s website, www.usnwc.edu.