Podcast: Learning and Teaching Gender In War and Militarism

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Date of publication: 26/10/2018 Description: Since the year 2000, the UN Security Council has adopted 8 resolutions which make up what is known as the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda. These resolutions work to promote gender equality and strengthen women’s rights, protections, and participation in mending conflict-torn societies. The first of these historic UNSC resolutions, 1325, provides a political framework that outlines how women and gender perspectives are crucial for negotiating sustainable peace, planning refugee camps, implementing peacekeeping operations, and recovering conflict-torn societies. The advent of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda has been followed by a growing emphasis on the need to ‘mainstream’ gender into the institutions that govern and practice war and conflict management. Additionally, universities are seen to be increasingly incorporating more feminist teaching, courses and programmes on gender and Int’l relations in response to student demand. As the need for gender education and perspectives are increasingly emphasized and understood in the realm of conflict and security, how are military and academic institutions following through on the need to diversify training and teaching practices? To help us delve into this question, we are first going to hear from Dr. Hannah Partis-Jennings, Lecturer at Loughborough University, and Dr. Katharine Wright, Lecturer at Newcastle University, who I interviewed the day before they co-convened a BISA Gendering IR Working Group workshop at KCL titled, Training, Teaching and Learning Gender in War and Militarism. Then, to conclude this podcast, we are going to welcome Dr. Amanda Chisolm who is a new Senior Lecturer and the Diversity and Inclusion lead in the School of Security Studies at KCL for a discussion on the importance of teaching and learning on gender in the context of Security Studies. _________________________ This podcast was produced by Kirk Allen.

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