Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security in partnership with Our Secure Future for our public event, “Strategic blind spots? Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in US national security strategies,” on Monday, December 19, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 am via Zoom.

The release of the US National Security and Defense Strategies (NSS and NDS) reflect that the United States and its allies and partners are entering a decisive decade. From the acute threat of Russia to the pacing challenge of China, it is clear that modern challenges to security require an integrated approach. One notable missing element from these defining strategies is the role gender plays in foreign and defense policy to help the United States achieve its goals and ensure collective security.

Xanthe Scharff, Co-founder and CEO of The Fuller Project, will moderate a discussion on how applying a gender lens can contribute to integrated deterrence and the role of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in implementing the NSS and NDS. By registering to attend this virtually, audience members will be able to pose questions during the event using the Zoom Q&A function.

A conversation with

Amb. Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
Board Director, Atlantic Council 

Sahana Dharmapuri
Director, Our Secure Future

Kyleanne Hunter
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Moderated by

Xanthe Scharff
Co-Founder and CEO, The Fuller Project

The Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.

In partnership with

Our Secure Future