Gender and NATO: From Military Operations to Defence in the Baltics

The Institute of International Relations cordially invites you to panel discussion: "Gender and NATO: From Military Operations to Defence in the Baltics". The event will take place on June 25, 2018 at 5 pm in the Library of the Institute of International Relations, Nerudova 3, Prague 1 .


Datum: 25.06.2018
Čas: 17:00
Místo: Library of the Institute of International RelationsNerudova 3, Prague 1
Spolupráce: Embassy of Canada
Organizuje: Míla O'Sullivan

A decade of NATO’s engagement with the international gender norm of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (UNSCR 1325) has led to:  the creation of the post of NATO’s Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security; the adoption of an action plan on UNSCR 1325; and the establishment of a network of Gender Advisors, Civil Society Advisory Panel and other institutional, policy and operational measures. While NATO’s “gender perspective” has been largely shaped by its military operations, recent development has required a shift in NATO’s understanding of a gender perspective in the context of territorial defence.

This public event provides an opportunity to discuss NATO’s involvement with UNSCR 1325 based on first-hand experiences of the Canadian leadership at NATO and the alliance’s IMS Gender Advisor Office. What are the achievements and challenges in integrating gender perspective in NATO? How is Canada approaching the lack of women in peace operations? How is a gender perspective integrated into the Canadian-led battle group in Latvia? How does NATO respond to the emerging academic critique in this area? And why is there so little feminist academic critique of NATO?


Moderator: Tomáš Dopita, Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations


17:00 – 17:05   Opening Remarks and Introduction


17:05 – 17:20  Kerry Buck, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to NATO 

                        ”Canada’s approach to gender and security at NATO”


17:20 – 17:35   LTC Magdalena Dvořáková, Head of the IMS Office of the Gender Advisor in NATO

                        “Implementation of the WPS agenda in the Military”


17:35 – 17:50   Míla O’Sullivan, Researcher, Institute of International Relations

                        “Researching the Influence of Feminist Knowledge in NATO as an Institution of Global Security Governance”


17:50 – 18:25   Discussion


18:25 – 18:30   Closing Remarks