USAID Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell Participates in a Symposium on Men, Peace, and Security

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 28, 2013
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

Washington, D.C. – On October 29, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will participate in a symposium titled Men, Peace and Security: Agents of Change, co-hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), The World Bank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Women in International Security, and Sonke Gender Justice.  The conference will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. and webcast via the Institute’s webpage: http://www.usip.org/webcasts

The purpose of the symposium is to better understand how the ascribed norms of men and masculine identities contribute to, and may even help mitigate, violent conflict and post-conflict. It builds upon and complements the U.N.’s Women, Peace, and Security agenda, especially as seen through Security Council Resolution 1325. In addition, the discussion at the symposium is intended to develop a “community of practice” and will apply a gender lens to broader issues of peace and human security.

Carla Koppell will serve on the panel, Looking Forward: Policy Responses for the Peace and Security Agenda, with Fredrik Arthur, Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Norway, Maria Correia, The World Bank, United States, Brooke Darby, U. S. Department of State, Joseph Hoenen, 1st German-Netherlands NATO Corps, The Netherlands, and Jose Luiz Ratton Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.  The panel will be moderated by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, North America, and Kathleen Kuehnast, U.S. Institute of Peace.

The event will consist of a two-day symposium (October 28-29) followed by an optional one-day training course, bringing together scholars, policymakers, practitioners and military and security personnel from around the world. 

WHO: USAID Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell
Norway Ambassador for Women’s Rights and Gender Fredrik Arthur
World Bank Sector Manager, Social Development in the South Asia Region Maria Correia
U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Brooke Darby
Civil Advisor at 1st German/Netherlands Corps Joseph Hoenen
Brazil Federal University of Pernambuco Professor Jose Luiz Ratton
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (North American) Executive Director Chantal de Jonge Oudratt
USIP Director of the Center of Innovation for Gender and Peacebuilding Kathleen Kuehnast

 

WHAT: Symposium on Men, Peace, and Security: Agents of Change
WHEN: October 29, 2013
2:30 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.  20037

Press interested in attending, please contact Steven Ruder, USIP.  Tel :202-429-3869 or at interviews@usip.org. Pre-registration for this event is required. All media should register through the Press Registration ticket on this page. Video crews should enter through the vendor entrance off 23rd Street. Press without video cameras should enter with the general public.

Last updated: July 24, 2014

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