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Please join the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for a virtual public discussion on “International Women’s Day 2021: The future of defense and security,” on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. EST via the Zoom platform. The Honorable Michèle Flournoy will be joined by next-generation leaders to discuss the unique impact of gender in the security challenges of the next decade and strategies to empower women in international security careers. 

From the gendered consequences of non-traditional security threats like climate change and the disproportional targeting of women by disinformation campaigns, to assumptions about women in cybersecurity and peacemaking and the issue of women’s rights in allied strategies for the Indo-Pacific, gender is an enormously consequential component of every facet of international security today. 

Join us to hear provocative ideas for transforming the way we approach security strategy and policy, including how to lift up the voices of women who are redefining the frontiers of this field.

This event will feature a fireside roundtable with The. Hon. Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, on the future of international security and defense and advice for women (and men) in the security field. The fireside conversation will be followed by an expert panel reacting to a series of short pitches from our next-generation authors related to their recent work on gender and security.

Register now by clicking on the Register button above. We hope you can join us for this critical and timely discussion. Contribute to the conversation with #ChooseToChallenge as we move past biases about women and shape a new way of looking at global decision-making and strategy.

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.