Events Archive

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Careers in Gender Policy & Civil Rights

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

In this seminar, learn from inspiring women leaders in the field about career opportunities in Gender Policy & Civil Rights, as well as useful resources at the Elliott School to help guide yo

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GEIA Film Screening: "Dark Girls"

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:28pm

Join GEIA for our f

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Examining the 'Witch' Archetype and its Impact on Women's Leadership and Global Politics

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Anna Gwiazda

Women’s Parliamentary Representation: The Case of Poland

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

Anna Gwiazda will discuss her research on women's parliamentary representation in Eastern Europe, specifically examining the efficacy of the adoption of legislative gender quotas in the case of Pol

Lilianne Ploumen

Women's Empowerment & Sexual Health: A Conversation with Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Lilianne Ploumen was born in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on 12 July 1962. She holds Masters Degrees in Social History (1988) and Strategic Marketing Management (1992).

Josephine Dawuni

Untold Stories: African Women Judges on International Courts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

What do we know about African women judges on international courts? Based on a forthcoming edited book, Dr.

Zarizana Aziz

Bridging Policy with Practice: Due Diligence and State Accountability to End Violence against Women

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

Zarizana Aziz will join us to discuss her work on the Due Diligence Project, a three-half year research project across 48 countries to find ways to have more effective programming through the lens

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The Impact of Gender Norms on Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:18pm

Dr. Hala Aldosari will lead a discussion on the impact of gender norms on the construction of women's roles and identity in Saudi Arabia.

Why the Maghreb Differs from the Middle East in Women’s Rights

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:00pm

For decades it seemed that women’s representation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) had permanently fallen behind other world regions.

A Conversation with Randy Berry US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:00am

The US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons will visit the Elliott School of International Affairs to engage in an informal conversation with George Washington University students ab

Playing for More than a High Score: How social gaming can improve young people’s lives

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Are innovative social impact games effective in bringing about positive changes in attitudes and behavior? What differentiates them from other forms of information dissemination?

What Works for Women’s Equality: Insights from Research and Practice

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 8:00am to 1:30pm

This half-day conference is funded through a three-year award from the U.S.

Learning from Each Other about Teaching Global Gender Issues through a U.S.-Pakistan University Partnership on Women’s Empowerment

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Through the generous funding of the State Department, The George Washington University and Lahore College for Women University (in Lahore, Pakistan) have been engaged in a three year academic par

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Flim Screening: Six Days: Three Activists, Three Wars, One Dream

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

GGP's third monthly film screening of 2016. The film runs just under an hour.

Catherine Turner

Promoting Women as Mediators in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 the international community has recognized the need to ensure the effective participation of women at all stages of peace processes. While academic and policy focus has tended to rest on the need to ensure the participation of women at high level peace negotiations, no less important is the need to include women at other stages of peace making.  Significantly, women remain persistently either absent or invisible as mediators, despite the call in Security Council Resolution 1889 to ensure that women are appointed as high-level mediators and within mediator teams. The contribution of mediation to peace processes is often overlooked because it takes place behind the scenes and mediators are bound by rules of confidentiality. However the practice of mediation requires different qualities and skills than negotiation, and is a field of practice to which women could make a significant contribution. In addition, those women skilled in mediation practice may not be the same women as those who participate as high-level negotiators. Providing training and support for women as mediators may therefore also increase the number of women who participate in peace processes by increasing the opportunities for participation beyond high-level negotiation. This paper explores the relative invisibility of women as mediators, and considers some of the reasons why a greater emphasis on mediation might help to achieve outcomes for women in peace negotiations. 

Catherine Turner is a lecturer at the Durham Law School. Prior to joining Durham she worked at the University of Ulster's Transitional Justice Institute, where she taught on the LLM in Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice. She was also the Director of the Annual Summer School on Transitional Justice. Catherine has a degree in law from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM in public international law from the London School of Economics.
Her research lies in the field of public international law, focusing on questions of transitional justice, mediation and constitutional law. She is a trained mediator and delivers training in mediation skills for statutory and non-governmental organisations.