The Gendered Implications of War


Thursday, October 15, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:45pm


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Dr. Kyle Beardsley | Professor of Political Science, Duke University; co-director, International Crisis Behavior data project; Deputy Director, Triangle Institute of Security Studies (TISS)

This talk will consider the ways in which armed conflict can transform women's empowerment over time. It will highlight findings from recent scholarship which suggest that armed conflict can open up opportunities for women's empowerment and civil liberties in the short run, but that significant challenges often prevent the consolidation of those gains. The talk will finally consider the importance of regime change and gender mainstreaming during peace processes as key vehicles of gender equality.

Kyle Beardsley is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. He is also co-director of the ICB data project and Deputy Director of the Triangle Institute of Security Studies (TISS). His research interests focus on the quantitative study of international conflict and peace processes. He is particularly interested in questions related to the role of third parties in shaping conflict dynamics, the links between armed conflict and gender power imbalances, the diffusion of armed conflict across space, and the impact of nuclear weapons on international crisis behavior.