This panel provides an opportunity to consider the inclusion and collaboration with LGBTQ individuals in the WPS agenda.
What does it mean to include LGBTQ organisations in peace and security work? How can WPS actors address sexual orientation and gender identity as a part of a more complete gender analysis? This panel bridges conversations between LGBTQ actors and WPS actors while also reflecting on how best to continue to do so in the future.
This panel builds on ideas addressed in the LSE WPS Working paper Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as a part of the WPS Project.
About the speakers
Nour Abu-Assab is co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration (CTDC). Nour is a queer Palestinian feminist sociologist, who was awarded a PhD in Sociology in 2012 from the University of Warwick. Nour has a number of publications around identities, sexualities, migration, post-colonialism and methods of decolonising and has a forthcoming book in the making under the title: Queering Ethnicities and Nationalisms.
Henri Myrttinen is Head of Gender and Peacebuilding at International Alert. Henri is a Centre for Women, Peace and Security Advisory Board member.
Jamie J. Hagen is the James N. Rosenau Post-Doctoral Fellow with the International Studies Association for 2018-2019 as well as an affiliated scholar with the Pembroke Center at Brown University. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
Marsha Henry (chair) is Interim Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, LSE.
A podcast of this event is available to download from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Part of the WPS Project.