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WIIS Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium

Deadline: April 2, 2021

Apply for the WIIS Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium. Women In International Security (WIIS) invites applications for the 2021 Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium. WIIS Next Generation Symposium (NGS) is a prestigious program, part of a larger WIIS initiative. The Initiative aims to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) community.

The core targets through this initiative are as below:

  • To advance knowledge about the gender dimensions of international security challenges; and
  • The initiative also aims to support a community of national and international security experts that is both diverse and knowledgeable about the gender dynamics of national and international security challenges.

For the 2021 program, the symposium will congregate an international cohort of 15 graduate students and young professionals for an unique virtual program examining national and international security challenges from a GPS perspective. The 2021 Symposium will devote particular attention to the nexus of gender and security in three areas: the environmental field, including climate change; terrorism and violent extremism; and emerging technologies, including cybersecurity.

  • For this year’s 2021 Symposium, 9-11 virtual meetings will be scheduled between June 2021 and March 2022.
  • As participants, you will become WIIS Next Generation Fellows
  • WIIS Next Generation Fellows will also receive complimentary memberships to WIIS, which entitles them to WIIS member benefits including:
    • Access to publications
    • Mentorship opportunities
    • Invitations to exclusive events and other networking opportunities

In order to apply, you must full fill the following application conditions.

  • You must be a young professionals working in a field of international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, or a related discipline
  • Applicants must posses am M.A. or higher academic degree in one of the fields mentioned above
  • If you are a graduate students currently enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program in international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, or a related discipline you are also welcome to apply
  • Applicants must be aged between 25 and 40 year
  • Demonstrate sufficient proficiency in both spoken and written English
  • You must be available to participate in all scheduled days of the symposium, remotely.

Candidates must submit their applications using the onine portal before April 2, 2021. You will also be rqured to provide the following application materials and information.

  • Your fully completed application form
  • The applicant’s latest Resume
  • You will have to supply your biographical information
  • A well written Letter of interest
  • Summary of a research or writing project the candidate would like to present in the Policy roundtable.

To apply, Click here

For more information, visit the official website here

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