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Public Lecture: Damsels of Defense: a story of Women, Peace and Security in changing times (Defence Lecture)

Lecture led by Ambassador Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Date/Time: Thursday 21 March 2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

At the 2018 Brussels Summit, NATO Heads of State and Governments endorsed the new NATO/EAPC Policy and Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The policy introduces an ambitious vision for transforming the Alliance through its new principles on gender equality and for firmly embedding gender into the policies and programmes related to defense and deterrence. This lecture will provide an overview of NATO’s vision for a gender equal Alliance and will challenge some of the assumptions commonly made about women and security.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.