Perry Center to Host Hemispheric Forum on Women in Peace and Security

February 19, 2014

On March 12, 2014, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies will host a Forum on USG engagement related to women in peace and security issues. This special Hemispheric Forum will take place in the Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium on Ft. McNair from 3 to 5 p.m., and will be followed by a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

This Forum represents a collaborative effort between the Perry Center, USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, the National Defense University (NDU), and the NDU Foundation. The event will highlight DOD implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security and coincides with the observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014.

NDU President MG Gregg Martin will provide opening remarks and Perry Center Acting Director Ken LaPlante will provide closing remarks. The prestigious panel of discussants will be moderated by Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo and includes: U.S. Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt, NDU Vice President; Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman, President of the Board of Visitors at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation; and Mr. Robert Kravinsky, Director of International Humanitarian Policy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.