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WDSN Panel: Gender, peace and security – experiences from academia and the field

Speakers Professor Jacqui True, FASSA , Melissa Johnston, Lisa Sharland and Alison Davidian

ASPI’s Women in Defence and Security Network and Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security are pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion exploring emerging research on women, peace and security and the career experiences of those engaged in the research.

This event will bring together representatives from Monash University to share their findings from recent research examining gender and preventing violent extremism in the Asia-Pacific, as well as work underway to establish a new research agenda examining the gendered dynamics of violent extremism in North Africa. The discussion will not only focus on the research findings, but also include a conversation with attendees about developing a career in academia, influencing policy, engaging in field-based research, and working with and for international organisations such as the United Nations.

This exciting panel will include: 

  • Lisa Sharland, Head of International Program, ASPI (Chair)
  • Professor Jacqui True, FASSA, Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security
  • Dr Melissa Johnston, Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security
  • Alison Davidian, Programme Management Specialist on Women, Peace and Security with UN Women's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

A drinks and canapes reception will conclude the event.

Speakers

Professor Jacqui True, FASSA

Jacqui True, FASSA, is Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security.

Melissa Johnston

Melissa Johnston is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash GPS. 

Lisa Sharland

Lisa Sharland is Head of the International Program at ASPI with research interests in the United Nations and multilateralism, peacekeeping reform, Australia’s engagement in UN peacekeeping, African

Alison Davidian

Alison Davidian is currently a Programme Management Specialist on Women, Peace and Security with UN Women's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacifi