Project leaders Karin Aggestam (Lund) and Jacqui True (Monash).
Project leaders Karin Aggestam (Lund) and Jacqui True (Monash).

On 12-13 September, Inger Skjelsbæk and Torunn L. Tryggestad from the PRIO GPS Centre attended a workshop on gender and foreign policy in Prato, Italy, organized by the Monash University GPS Centre, Australia, and the University in Lund, Sweden.

The workshop formed part of the collaborative project 'Toward Comparative Gender and Foreign Policy Analysis', which is led by professors Jacqui True (Monash) and Karin Aggestam (Lund).

The overarching aim of the project is to:

  • advance theory and methodology for the study of comparative gender and foreign policy; and
  • identify synergies, regional variations, and global empirical patterns regarding continuity and change of gender and feminist policy orientation, practice, agency and outcome.

Skjelsbæk and Tryggestad presented a paper outline entitled 'Norway's peace engagement: What's gender got to do with it?'. The scholars attending the Prato workshop will present their papers at two panels during the annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) in San Francisco 4-7 April 2018.