Women and foreign policy: Perspectives from the Lowy Institute
For this International Women's Day event, Lowy Institute researchers discussed the role of gender in foreign policy and national security.
Over the past decade, there has been more emphasis on gender in foreign policy and national security. What does this mean? Should foreign policy be a vehicle for the promotion of gender equality and how is that in Australia’s interest? How are women in foreign policy and national security leadership positions making an impact on the world stage? And are we witnessing a global backlash against women’s rights?
On 7 March, the Lowy Institute hosted this International Women's Day event with researchers Jennifer Hsu, Jessica Collins and Meg Keen in a conversation chaired by Lydia Khalil to discuss these issues and offer their perspectives as women working in the field.