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Newsletter Issue 14, October 2019                                                                View this email in your browser
Welcome to issue 14 of the GPS newsletter.

This month we're pleased to announce the publication of a new policy brief examining misogyny, violent extremism and the implications for PVE. You can read the full brief on our website here.

In July, we welcomed the first cohort for the Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security. The GPS Grad Cert will enable leaders to better integrate gender perspectives into peace and security policymaking at all levels – local, national, regional and global. The next intensive unit will take place on 4-8 November in Melbourne. You can find out more about the Certificate here.

In September Professor Jacqui True and Melissa Johnston travelled to Warwick, UK for the launch of a new project, partnering with Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development, on "Inclusive economies and enduring peace: the role of social reproduction." You can read more about the research here.

Next month, we're delighted to be co-hosting with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), this year's Women in Defence and Security Network (WDSN) Speed Mentoring Event in Melbourne. You can register for this free event here.

Make sure you like Monash GPS on Facebook and @GpsMonash on Twitter, and don't forget to visit our new website to stay up to date with all the latest news: https://arts.monash.edu/gender-peace-security
Youth Climate Action Summit & Expert Group Meeting for Beijing +25
Last month, Professor Jacqui True and Betty Barkha, PhD candidate at Monash GPS, were in New York during the Climate Action Summit, SDG action week and the Expert Group Meeting in preparation for the Beijing +25 anniversary in 2020. Read more
Inclusive Economies, Enduring Peace: Launch of New Project between Monash GPS and WICID 
The inception workshop for the Monash Warwick Alliance funded project, "Inclusive economies and enduring peace: the role of social reproduction," took place at the University of Warwick on 5-6 September 2019. It coincided with the launch of the new Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID) and a public panel discussion. You can read more at Open Democracy here.
PhD Thesis Prize 2019
Congratulations to Dr Melissa Johnston, Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash GPS, who was awarded the Australian Political
Studies Association's PhD Thesis Prize 2019 at the annual conference in Adelaide on 24 September. Her dissertation
examined "The Political Economy of Gender Intervention:
Social Forces, Kinship, Violence, and Finance in
Post-Conflict Timor-Leste."
Three Minute (3MT®) Thesis Competition
Monash GPS would like to congratulate PhD candidate, Elliot Dolan-Evans, on winning the Faculty of Arts Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. As the winner, Elliot progressed to the University-wide final, representing the Faculty of Arts, where he was the runner-up. Congratulations Elliot!
You can view his presentation here.
Recent Publications

Blogs
Protecting women seeking asylum from violence - Is Australia doing enough? by Sarah Brown

Pitfalls, Policy, and Promise of the UN’s approach to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and the New Resolution 2467 by Sara E. Davies & Jacqui True

Building Security and Justice After Conflict by Eleanor Gordon

The scourge of 'gender politics' in Australian leadership by Katrina Lee-Koo

The hidden work of post-conflict recovery by Jay Lingham & Melissa Johnston

Third Women Peace & Security Series by ASPI:
Connecting the dots: climate change, WPS and youth by Betty Barkha
- Female foreign fighters and the need for a gendered approach to countering violent extremism by Helen Stenger & Jacqui True

Journal Articles & Book Reviews
Responsive?: Hidden Threats and Missed Opportunities to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in Indonesia and Bangladesh by Eleanor Gordon & Jacqui True

FARC's Pursuit of 'Taking Power': Insurgent Social Contracts, the Drug Trade and Appeals to Eudaemonic Legitimation by Alexandra Phelan

Peace Settlements and Human Rights by Jenna Sapiano

Book Review - The Ukrainian Night: An intimate history of revolution by Elliot Dolan-Evans

Books
Conflict, Security and Justice: Practice and Challenges in Peacebuilding by Eleanor Gordon

Book Chapters
"Youth, Peace, and Security: Global Trends and a Colombian Case Study" by Lesley J. Pruitt. In Sean Byrne, Thomas Matyok, Imani Scott & Jessica Senehi, Routledge Companion to Peace and Conflict Studies (Routledge, 2019).

"Gender-responsive alternatives on climate change from a feminist standpoint" by Maria Tanyag & Jacqui True. In Catarina Kinnvall & Helle Rydstrom, Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gender Ramifications (Routledge, 2019).

Policy Briefs
Misogyny and Violent Extremism: Implications
for Preventing Violent Extremism
by
Melissa Johnston & Jacqui True

Reports
Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from Beirut by Zareh Ghazarian, Eleanor Gordon & Katrina Lee-Koo

 
Presentations
Yasmin Chilmeran, "The Political Economy of Women's Peace-building in Post 2003 Iraq" British Society of Middle East Studies Annual Conference, Leeds University, 26 June 2019

Yasmin Chilmeran, "Social Reproduction and Depletion in the Middle East" (co-presented/authored with Nicola Pratt), European Conference on Women and Gender, University of Amsterdam, 6 July 2019

Elliot Dolan-Evans, "Gendered Impact of Ukrainian Land Reform in War" European International Studies Association Conference, University of Sofia, 12 September 2019

Elliot Dolan-Evans, "The gas mir - The Gendered Political Economy of Ukraine's Gas Reforms, and How it Fuels Conflict in the Donbass" European International Studies Association Conference, University of Sofia, 12 September 2019

Elliot Dolan-Evans, "Violent Gendered Ethnonationalism and the War in Donbass" Australian Political Science Association Conference, Flinders University, 24 September 2019

Alexandra Phelan, "The Terror-Crime Nexus: The Case of Colombia's FARC", The University of Melbourne, 24 August 2019

Jenna Sapiano, "Where are the Women in Peace Mediation", British International Studies Association, 12 June 2019

Jenna Sapiano, "Women, Peace and Security and Peace Processes: One Agenda or Many?" Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), 4 June 2019


Jenna Sapiano, "When Women are a 'Red Line': Gender Analysis of Elite Peace Processes" SSSHARC Global Symposium Gender, (In)Security, and Temporalities of Violence, 20 September 2019

Jacqui True, "Keynote: Gender and the Prevention of Mass Violence against Civilians" R2P and Gender Conference,  University of Leeds, 10 June 2019

Podcasts & Interviews
Witness History, BBC News World Service, 3 September 2019 (Invited Interview: Lesley J. Pruitt)

Episode 3: The invisible women of Timor-Leste, Peace & Gender Season 2, 10 September 2019 (with Dr Sara Niner)

 
Forthcoming events
17 October, 6:15pm-8:30pm
Women in IR Lecture by Dr Sharman Stone, Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls
Hosted by Monash International Affairs Society
Register here

7 November, 6pm-8:30pm
WDSN Speed Mentoring Event
Hosted by ASPI & Monash GPS
7/30 Collins St, Melbourne
Register here
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