Book Launch: 'Deploying Feminism' with Dr. Stéfanie Von Hlatky

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Book Launch: 'Deploying Feminism' with Dr. Stéfanie Von Hlatky

Join us on April 13th for the launch of Dr. Von Hlatky's new book, 'Deploying Feminism: The Role of gender in NATO Military Operations'!

By The NATO Association of Canada

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Thursday, April 13 · 7 - 10pm EDT


Royal Canadian Military Institute 426 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1S9 Canada

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Feminist IR literature has long highlighted the unique role of women in the building and maintenance of peace. This has informed, in recent years, a re-imagination and re-packaging of gender equality norms, fit to the operational purposes of various security organizations, militaries, and governments.

Manifested through a wave of policy codifications — implemented on the heels of a landmark Security Council resolution — we encounter this initiative in the everyday, as norms inscribed under the moniker WPS.

In her latest book, 'Deploying Feminism,' Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky takes us on a journey across ongoing NATO operations in Iraq, Kosovo, and the Baltic region, underlining and investigating the gradual alteration of gender-equality norms through their institutional implementation. In assessing the alliance’s effectiveness as an agent of progressive change, Dr. Von Hlatky demonstrates how — through their deployment — militarized feminist norms can lead to practices divorced from the WPS doctrine underpinning them.

About the Author

Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky is currently the Canada Research Chair on Gender, Security and the Armed Forces, an Associate Professor of Political Studies and the Associate Dean of Research within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University. An expert in the field of international security, her work has been published worldwide, advancing scholarship on transatlantic cooperation, military interventionism, and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. An advocate for intersectional feminism in global affairs, Von Hlatky founded Women in International Security Canada in 2008, and remains an active speaker on the topic of gender within the armed forces.

About our Panelists

Dr. Madison Schramm is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center. Before beginning her teaching career at the United States Army War College in 2021, Schramm's interest in international security and foreign policy brought her to the University of Notre-Dame's International Security Centre and Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy, where she conducted research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. She was the Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow at Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, and received her PhD from GU's Department of Government in 2021.

About the organizer

This event is hosted by the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC). The mission of the NATO Association of Canada is to promote peace, prosperity, and security through knowledge and understanding of the importance of NATO.

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