Webinar Date and Time: November 9, 2016 at 3:00 EST. You can watch the webinar here.
Webinar Summary: Gender and Conflict is an inter-agency training course offered by USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM). In 2016, CMM revised the course to reflect new theoretical and practical directions in the field with support from Leslie Dwyer, Associate Professor/Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at George Mason University. Leslie will discuss USAID/CMM’s dynamic approach to gender, highlighting its emphasis on gender-sensitive peacebuilding and development, intersectionality, the effects of gender on conflict dynamics, and the gendered impacts of conflict.
Speaker Bio: Leslie Dwyer is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. She is a cultural anthropologist with a Ph.D. from Princeton University whose academic research focuses on issues of gender, violence, post-conflict social life, transitional justice, and the politics of memory and identity. Her current research, which has been supported by grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace, is an ethnographic study of the aftermath of political violence in Indonesia, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is a documentary filmmaker whose most recent work, The Black Highway, engages critically with post-conflict peace-building practices in Aceh, Indonesia. She is the Director of the Indonesia-U.S. Youth Leadership Program, an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that teaches conflict resolution and leadership skills to youth. In addition to her work in Indonesia, Dr. Dwyer has conducted research in the Philippines, Nepal, and the U.S. on gender, peace-building and gender-based violence. She has also assisted U.S. government agencies and educational organizations with developing training curriculum on gender and conflict issues. Dr. Dwyer was the lead author of recent revisions to the USAID Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation’s Gender and Conflict training.