Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is President of Women in International Security (WIIS) since February 2013.


Previous positions include: founding and executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America; senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; associate vice president and director, U.S. Institute of Peace (Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program);  adjunct associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC; and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.


Her areas of specialization are: women, peace and security, gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, U.S.-European relations.


Dr. de Jonge Oudraat is co-editor of The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2020); Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (USIP Press, 2011); and Managing Global Issues: Lessons Learned (Carnegie Endowment, 2001).


Other recent publications include: Enhancing Security: Women’s Participation in the Security Forces in Latin America and the Caribbean (Washington, DC: WIIS, 2020); The WIIS Gender Scorecard: Think Tanks and Journals, Spotlight on the Nuclear Security Community WIIS Policy Brief (September 2020); “The WPS Agenda: A Strategy for the 21st Century,” in Jacqui True and Sara Davies, eds., Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019); The WIIS Gender Scorecard: Washington DC Think Tanks, WIIS Policy Brief (September 2018); “WPS+GPS: Adding Gender to the Peace and Security Equation,” WIIS Policy Brief (November 2017); “Women, Gender and Terrorism: The Missing Links, WIIS Policy Brief (August, 2016); “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: the Role of Women and Women’s Organizations” in A Man’s World (CGCS and Hedayah Center, 2016); “Women In Combat: Learning from Cultural Support Teams,” WIIS Policy Brief, (August, 2015);  The 1325 Scorecard-Gender Mainstreaming: Indicators for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and its Related Resolutions (NATO/WIIS, 2015); “Peace and Security in the 21st Century: Understanding the Gendered Nature of Power” in Managing Conflict in a World Adrift (USIP Press, 2015); UNSCR 1325: “Conundrums and Opportunities,” International Interactions, (No.4, 2013);“Mostly Sunny, Partly Cloudy-The transatlantic forecast for the next four years,” Atlantisch Perspectief, (No. 8, 2012);   ”Play it Again, Uncle Sam: Transatlantic Relations, NATO and the European Union” in Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (USIP Press, 2011).


De Jonge Oudraat did her undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris II (Panthéon).

She is a Dutch and US national