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  • October 23 (6:00 – 7:30 pm): WIIS DC Monthly Mentoring Circle will host Vera Zakem in a discussion about  her range of experiences working national security issues across the U.S. Interagency and the think tank community in D.C. Come prepared to offer your own questions and observations to help enrich the discussion. RSVP:
  • October 29 (3:00 – 5:00 pm): Join WIIS for a unique networking event focused on promoting women in the military and security fields. As a part of the WIIS annual membership drive, the Combat Integration Initiative will bring together professionals and service members to foster synergies between those working to further the women, peace, and security agenda. For registration and more information click here.

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  • September 11 – WIIS Canada together with Citizenship and Immigration Canada hosted a panel discussion on “Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Complexities, Challenges, and Dynamics: An On The Ground Perspective From The Field.”
  • WIIS_NY newsletter available! Monthly updates from WIIS_NY, includes updates from WIIS members.
  • New publication available! Open letter by the Missing Peace Young Scholars network via Huffington Post
  • New publication available!  “Women, Peace and Security: Practical Guidance on Using Law to Empower Women in Post-Conflict Systems”  by Julie L. Arostegui and Veronica Eragu Bichetero examines practical measures on how to integrate international principles on gender equality and women’s rights into post-conflict legal systems with a focus on the Great Lakes region. It can be accessed here