Why Women Matter to National Security


2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair Public Lecture

Start Date

24th May 2017 6:00pm

End Date

24th May 2017 7:30pm


Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Waterfront Building, Hobart

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Enquiries: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au; T: 6226 2521

Why Women Matter to National Security

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Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2012 as the George H.W. Bush Chair. An expert on international security and foreign policy analysis, as well as gender and security, she received her PhD in political science at The Ohio State University. Dr Hudson directs the Bush School’s Program on Women, Peace, and Security.

Dr Hudson has developed a nation-by-nation database on women, the WomanStats Database (womanstats.org), which has triggered both academic and policy interest. Using this data, Hudson and her co-principal investigators from The WomanStats Project have published a wide variety of empirical work linking the security of women to the security of states.

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

Presented in partnership with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and the
Australian institute of International Affairs.

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