Women Peace Security Program

WPS Peace and Social Change Graduate Student Internship

by |December 3rd, 2018

Peace and Social Change Internship Application Application Deadline Extended: January 4th, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST http://bit.ly/WPSInternship2019 The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for the Peace and Social Change Internship. This paid, ten-week internship for Columbia graduate students is designed to support the Peace and Social… read more

“Peace is Not Enough” | New Article by Leymah Gbowee in the New York Times

by |September 21st, 2018

This week, Liberian Nobel Laureate, peace activist and Executive Program Director of our Women, Peace and Security Program, Leymah Gbowee, shared her reflections about peace, politics and the vital role of women in an opinion piece in the New York Times. She writes about how Liberian women changed politics, and shares insights on the power of women to… read more

Upcoming WPS Peace and Social Change Workshop — Apply before noon (EST) this Wed, 4/11!

by |April 9th, 2018

Peace and Social Change Workshop at Columbia University | May 21-22, 2018 We are now accepting applications to participate in the upcoming two-day Peace and Social Change Workshop happening May 21-22, 2018, from our Women, Peace and Security team. APPLY BEFORE NOON (EST), THIS WEDNESDAY, 4/11! The workshop is designed to generate knowledge, build skills, strengthen… read more

Call for Applications: WPS Peace and Social Change Workshop this May — Deadline: April 11, noon (EST)

by |March 26th, 2018

Women, Peace and Security Program Earth Institute, Columbia University Peace and Social Change Workshop May 21-22, 2018 Application Deadline: 12 pm (EST) on April 11, 2018 All costs are covered for selected participants. We are pleased to announce the upcoming Columbia University Peace and Social Change Workshop designed to generate knowledge, build skills, strengthen relationships… read more

A Recent Interview with WPS Executive Director Leymah Gbowee

by |February 1st, 2018

“Women are often perceived as victims of war, rather than agents of change, and are left out of the peacemaking process. But you’ve also said that the field of peace and security includes both “the U.N. negotiators in suits” and women who do grass-roots work in their own communities. Can you explain that idea? People… read more

New Forbes Article on Women’s Movements – “Why Melinda Gates Is Investing $20M In The Global Women’s Movement”

by |October 11th, 2017

Today on Day of the Girl Forbes, Michelle King published “Why Melinda Gates is Investing $20M In The Global Women’s Movement“. At the Gates Goalkeepers Event in September, Gates announced that the Foundation will make a $20 million investment over the next three years to strengthen women’s groups worldwide. King explains that “This commitment is an investment in… read more

Registration opens for Women, Peace, and Security Program Launch Symposium

by |October 10th, 2017

Women, Peace, and Security Program Launch Symposium Friday, October 27, 2017 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm The Rotunda, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University ——————————————– Friday, October 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Rotunda | Low Memorial Library Columbia University ——————————————– Please join us for the official launch of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program,… read more

WPS Post-Graduate Research Fellows

by |July 25th, 2017

Women, Peace and Security Program Team Travels to Mozambique

by |April 20th, 2017

Mozambique’s devastating civil war ended in 1992 with a widely lauded peace agreement, but growing instability in recent years has threatened the sustainability of this peace. Following a ceasefire declared in December 2016, the country’s leaders are poised to negotiate a new peace agreement. Meanwhile, in the context of increased governmental policy commitment to gender… read more