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Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict States

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 4:30pm

Olin Library, 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Gender equality has been propelled to the forefront of international politics recently. The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, has been integrating gender equality into peacekeeping missions for nearly two decades. To what extent have peacekeeping operations achieved gender equality?

While there have been major improvements related to women's participation and protection, there is still much left to be desired.

In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Sabrina Karim will discuss her new book, Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping (Oxford University Press, 2017), about the gender power imbalances between the sexes and the restrictions on the participation of women in peacekeeping missions. Discrimination, a relegation of women to safe spaces, and sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and violence (SEAHV) continue to threaten progress on gender equality.

Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Between 2016-2017, she was a Dartmouth Dickey Center Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security. Her new book, coauthored by Kyle Beardsley, was the winner of the Conflict Research Studies Best Book Prize for 2017.

This book talk is sponsored by Olin Library. Light refreshments served.

Event Type

Author Appearance, Lecture, Presentation


Cornell University Library, Government, Olin Library, American Studies Program


cascal, women, sociology, Cornell University Library, CUL, security, peace, book talk, government, olin library, fgss, Public Policy, cashum, govtcal


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Contact Name

Lynn Bertoia

Contact Phone

(607) 255-4144


Sabrina Karim

Speaker Affiliation

Department of Government

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Free and open to all

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