DRAFT HERO IGP 02.09 Preventing and Addressing Conflict-Related

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - Livestream

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Preventing and Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Despite condemnation from the international community, conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is used widely as a weapon of war and a tactic of terrorism. We see evidence of this in the rampant rape, torture, and other forms of gender-based violence that are ongoing in Ukraine, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among other areas, and in Hamas’s brutal acts of sexual violence against Israelis on October 7. This event, co-hosted by the Institute of Global Politics (IGP) and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), will convene leading scholars, legal experts, government officials, and activists to discuss the limited progress made in preventing and addressing CRSV and what’s needed to realize the potential of the efforts underway to end it.

Friday, February 9, 2024
Noon – 2:30 p.m. ET

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Schedule

welcome remarks
Noon – 12:10 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Dean, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Member
- Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Former Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair

opening remarks
12:10 – 12:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations

panel 1
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Setting the Stage with Scholars and Legal Experts

A conversation with:
- Ragnhild Nordaas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
- Diane Orentlicher, Professor of International Law, American University Washington College of Law
Yasmine Ergas, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA (moderator)

panel 2
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Driving Progress Through Policy Measures

A conversation with:
- Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth, UK (prerecorded remarks)
- Geeta Rao Gupta, Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State
- Rachel Vogelstein, Deputy Director and Special Assistant to the President, White House Gender Policy Council; Special Advisor on Gender, White House National Security Council
- Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Former Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State (moderator)

 

CSRV Panel 3
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Ensuring Justice and Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Around the World

A conversation with:
- Hala Al-Karib, Regional Director, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) (joining virtually)
- Jeffrey Gettleman, Global Correspondent, New York Times   
- Oleksandra Matviichuk, Nobel Peace Prize-Winning lawyer; Head, Center for Civil Liberties (joining virtually)
- Sheryl Sandberg, Founder, LeanIn.org (moderator)

closing remarks
2:30 – 2:35 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair

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