Halifax International Security Forum Announces Call for Applications for the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15 January 2018

WASHINGTON, DC–Halifax International Security Forum is proud to announce the opening of the Call for Applications for the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship.

The Fellowship is a new leadership program organized as a 3-week executive tour for senior active-duty female military officers. The Fellowship will take place in late October and November of 2018, and participants will visit the political capitals and technological hubs of Canada and the United States.

Selected fellows will meet personally with government, military, business, and media leaders across North America, and engage with them on a wide-range of cutting-edge topics.

“Women provide vital but often unrecognized contributions to peace-building and security,” said Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum. “Increasing women’s leadership roles in security affairs is central to safeguarding democracies. Through the Peace With Women Fellowship, Halifax International Security Forum will advance women’s leadership in security and build a network of women leaders among militaries around the world.”

Application Process:

The Call for Applications is open to active-duty female military officers from NATO member and partner countries of rank equivalent to army colonel (naval captain) or above. The Call for Applications will close on April 30, 2018, and selected Fellows will be announced on June 15, 2018.

The 3-week executive tour will begin on October 25th and end with Fellows participating at the 10th Halifax International Security Forum to be held November 16-18, 2018.

For details on how to apply, click here.

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For more information, please contact Dr. Christina Chilcote at christina@halifaxtheforum.org.

About Halifax International Security Forum
Halifax International Security Forum is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. Halifax International Security Forum’s flagship program of the same name is North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference. Hosted by Canada’s Minister of National Defence and featuring defense ministers from around the world and a Congressional Delegation from the United States, Halifax International Security Forum brings together individuals on the ground who face consequential local threats, writers who challenge and influence the world’s thinking on security, and decision-makers who make the tough choices. The Forum takes place over three days each November in an unscripted, intimate atmosphere in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The community that meets in Halifax is made up of 300 participants from more than 90 countries. Participants include heads of state, ministers, senior government officials, ambassadors, senior officers as well as private sector business leaders. Over the past decade, the Forum has become the essential gathering place for democratic leaders committed to global security and prosperity.