Actions and Detail Panel
Gender and the Politics of Nuclear Weapons
Fri 9 December 2016, 17:00 – 20:00 GMT
What does gender have to do with nuclear weapons?
BASIC (The British American Security Information Council) and WIWIP (Women in War and International Politics, KCL) invite you an innovative panel discussion and breakout workshops exploring the challenging relationships between gender and nuclear weapons, through four key perspectives:
• Jutta Weldes, University of Bristol – Dismissal of feminist and postcolonial perspectives on nuclear weapons http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/people/person/jutta-e-weldes/
• Catherine Eschle, University of Strathclyde – Women in anti-nuclear movements https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/eschlecatherinedr/
• Kjølv Egeland, University of Oxford – Gendered discourses and the gendered consequences of nuclear warfare https://kjolvegeland.wordpress.com/
• Shirley Johnson, Former IAEA safeguards inspector – Representation of women in nuclear diplomacy
The event is part of an effort to explore broader frameworks of security and to use gender concepts and approaches to help us better understand the way we think about, make decisions on, and approach nuclear weapons issues. It is open to students, academics, policymakers and practitioners of any background who are open to challenging their own assumptions and integrating progressive thinking into their day-to-day research or work.
Panel discussion: Over the first hour, each speakers will speak about one perspective on gender and nuclear weapons.
Breakout workshops: In the second hour, participants can choose to join one of four guided breakout workshops reflecting the four perspectives, led by the relevant speakers. The workshops will enable deeper discussion of the issues and allow participants to develop their own interests further. In the last 15 minutes or so, the groups will reconvene and present their key discussions points to the whole group.
Reception: The reception is an opportunity to network with other young policymakers and for further discussion.