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WDSN In-Conversation with Michèle Coninsx

Speakers Michèle Coninsx and Brendan Nicholson

ASPI's Women in Defence and Security Network is delighted to invite you to attend an in-conversation with Assistant Secretary General (ASG) Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate.  

ASG Coninsx is one of the two most senior counter‑terrorism officials in the United Nations system, working directly to the Security Council. She is the first woman to fill this role.

The in-conversation with ASG Coninsx will discuss women’s leadership in multilateral institutions and in the national security sector, as well as key trends and challenges in global terrorism.  

ASPI's WDSN is a forum to support the career development of women in the defence and security community. 

A drinks and canape reception will conclude the event. 

Image by US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Mohr


Michèle Coninsx

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed on 11 August 2017 the appointment of Michèle Coninsx (Belgium) as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED

Brendan Nicholson

Brendan Nicholson’s career as a journalist has spanned several decades, and for much of that time he has covered defence and national security issues.