The four-day Next Generation Symposium took place November 13-16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Over the course of the four days, participants examined international security challenges from a gender perspective and discussed recent trends in research. They also participated in professional development and skills workshops as they met with members of the U.S. government, international organizations, NGOs, and think tanks.
An overview of the Next Generation Symposium participants:
- Gender: 20 participants were women, and 5 were men.
- Education: 21 participants were pursuing or had recently completed, their Ph.D., and 4 were current or recent Master’s students
- Age Range: Participation in the Symposium was limited to young leaders between the ages of 24 and 40. Four participants were ages 24-29, 16 were ages 30-35, and 5 were ages 36-40
- Regional Representation: Six participants were from Africa and from North America, 5 from Europe and from South or Southeast Asia, 2 from the Middle East and North Africa, and 1 from Australia
Julio C. Alvarado
Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire
Ava Patricia Avila
Jennifer Philippa Eggert
Mwanga Mastullah Ashah
Sayed Mahdi Mosawi
Carolyne Wambui Njihia
Grace Nyambura Ndirangu
Mohamed Osman Muhumed
Velomahanina T. Razakamaharavo