Human Security in the Face of Violent Extremism

February 22, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST
Location: Healy Hall Gaston Hall Map

The last several years have seen an upsurge in ethnic and sectarian violence around the world. The rise of ISIS and other extremist groups poses deep security challenges for particular societies and for the global community as a whole.

Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations special representative on sexual violence in conflict, addressed the threat that violent extremism poses for human security, with a focus on its gender dimension. Her talk also addressed the critical role of women as peacebuilders in some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones. 

Bangura was presented with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security's 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. She was joined in conversation by the New York Times' Alissa Rubin, recipient of the Institute's 2016 Global Trailblazer Award. Ashley Judd, actress and political activist, provided closing remarks.

This event was co-sponsored the Office of the President of Georgetown University; the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security; the Georgetown Global Futures Initiative; and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

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