Dr. Saira Yamin speaks to distinguished APCSS alumna (i) Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and (ii) Dr. John E. Byrd, Lab Director at the Defense Prisoners Of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency of the US Department of Defense. The discussion draws on the knowledge and experience of two senior officials in enabling women's meaningful participation in security sector institutions.
In this podcast, Dr. Saira Yamin talks to distinguished APCSS alumna Dr. Natalia Albu, Director of the Strategic Research Center, and Ms. Elena Marzac, Executive Director, Information and Documentation Center on NATO, Republic of Moldova, about the election of the pro-Western Harvard-educated Ms. Maia Sandu, the first-ever female President of the former Soviet Republic. The conversation sheds light on the challenges that lie ahead for this young country as well as its new democratically elected leader.
In this session on Women, Peace, and Security: Conversations with Thought Leaders, Professors Al Shimkus and Saira Yamin, PhD speak to Dr. Dave Smith, Professor at the Naval War College and author of Athena Rising: Why and How Men Should Mentor Women and a forthcoming book titled How Men can be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace about his research, particularly as it relates to the role of women in peace and security. Adding to the wealth of perspectives in this dialogue are Ms. Sharon Feist, Ms. Monica Herrera and Dr. Dee Sawyers, Gender Advisors and Analysts at the United States Indo-Pacific Command.
Ms. Myo Pa Pa Htun, Minister Counsellor, representing Myanmar at the Myanmar Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva speaks to Dr. Miemie Byrd. Ms. Myo Pa Pa Htun discussed her views and philosophy about women's leadership style and women's contributions to advance peace and security in Myanmar and throughout the globe.
Dr. Melissa Finley, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Global Chemical and Biological Security group at Sandia National Laboratories talks to Professors Al Shimkus and Saira Yamin, PhD about why building the capacities of women in livestock development could be key to Afghanistan's economic recovery.