Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium in Washington, D.C

Deadline: 1 June 2017
Open to: applicants between the ages of 25 and 40 years old, currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a Masters or PhD program in international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, political science, international development or a related discipline
Venue: 12-19 November 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Description

WIIS is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium. The five-day symposium will examine international security challenges from a gender perspective and bring together an international cohort of 24 graduate students (MA and PhD students). The symposium is scheduled to take place November 12-19, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The symposium is a part of a larger initiative designed to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) community. The WPS+GPS Initiative seeks to reframe and broaden the WPS agenda to include a Gender, Peace, and Security (GPS) agenda in order to advance knowledge and build and support a community of international security experts that is more diverse and knowledgeable about gender analyses of complex international security challenges.

The WPS+GPS Initiative is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Selection is based on a competitive application process. WIIS will invite 24 applicants to participate in the program. Candidates must be:
  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a Masters or PhD program in international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, political science, international development or a related discipline. Students who will be enrolled within the next academic year will also be considered;
  • Between the ages of 25 and 40;
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English;
  • All genders are encouraged to apply.

Costs

All costs associated with symposium travel and accommodation will be covered by WIIS.

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the application.

Prospective participants must provide the following application materials:
Resume;
A high-resolution picture;
Two letters of reference submitted directly to WIIS by references at NextGenerationSymposium@wiisglobal.org. The subject line should read, “Reference 2017 NGS: applicant’s last name.
Letter of interest which should address the following:
–Why the applicant is interested;
–How the applicant’s experience, education, and general background would contribute to the Next Generation Symposium; and
–How the symposium would enhance the applicant’s future career goals.
All inquiries and application materials should be submitted to: NextGenerationSymposium@wiisglobal.org. The subject line should read, “Application 2017 NGS: last name of the applicant.”

For more information please visit the official web page.