Hosted by Alexandra Bell and Heather Williams

Despite great advances, women are still underrepresented in the field of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) policy. In this session, participants will break into small groups and discuss the challenges facing women in this area. The groups will then try to identify concrete actions to advance gender parity. These suggestions will be collated by Women in International Security with the goal of facilitating an on-going, long-term discussion. This session, to which men are welcome, is intended to provide a forum where experts from across the WMD-policy community at all career levels can work collaboratively to address a shared challenge. 


Alexandra Bell, Independent Consultant
Chantal De Jonge Oudraat, Women in International Security
Heather Williams, King’s College London