The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security is delighted to announce the appointment of Sanam Naraghi Anderlini as Director.
Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is a globally recognised advocate in the field of women, peace and security. She has 24 years’ experience as a peace strategist working on conflicts, crises and violent extremism with a mix of civil society, governments and the UN. She brings global research, policy and practical experience in contemporary gender, peace and security issues to the Centre. She has numerous publications and the Founder and CEO of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) that spearheads a network of women peacebuilders internationally.
As (part time) Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Sanam will provide intellectual and strategic leadership and develop the Centre’s policy-relevant research and cross-sector engagement, particularly with policy makers, practitioners and women peacebuilders in conflict-affected contexts globally.
The Centre for Women, Peace and Security, founded in 2015, is dedicated to research, education and engagement to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. Sanam brings unparalleled experience from civil society advocacy and activism to inform and develop the Centre’s potential for real world impact.
Sanam Naraghi Anderlini:
“As we approach 20 years of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, I am honoured and excited to be joining LSE. I firmly believe that the Centre for Women, Peace and Security offers an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen the links between the practical expertise and pioneering work of women peacebuilders and the rigour of academia. The Centre's track record of excellence provides a critical and urgently needed platform from which we can inform and improve the policies and practice of our global institutions in the prevention and resolution of warfare and the promotion of gender responsive peace, human security, equality and pluralism."
About Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
Sanam Naraghi Anderlini joins the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE as Director on 2 December 2019. Sanam is the founder and CEO of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) where she spearheads the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) comprising independent women-led organisations active in 40 countries, preventing violence and promoting peace, rights and pluralism. In 2000, she was a civil society leader and drafter of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. She is the author of Women Building Peace; What they do, Why it matters and has been an adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown Universities.
Save the date: Monday 10 February 2020. On the fifth anniversary of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Sanam Anderlini will deliver her inaugural public lecture "When the Going Gets Tough: women and the future of global peace and security".