Halifax International Security Forum Announces Call for Applications for the 2019 Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Halifax International Security Forum is proud to announce the opening of the Call for Applications for the 2019 Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship.

The Fellowship is a 3-week executive tour for senior active-duty female military officers that will take place in late October and November of 2019. Fellows will visit the political capitals and technological hubs of Canada and the United States to meet with government, military, technology, and civil society leaders across North America, and engage with them on a wide-range of cutting-edge topics.

“The inaugural year of the Peace With Women Fellowship clearly demonstrated the desire for military leaders to develop their knowledge and networks to become greater assets to their armed forces,” said Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum. “The participation of NATO member and partner countries provides a strategic advantage for the continued advancement of their military leadership.”

In 2018 seven women ranked colonel and above from Albania, Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, and the United States came together for the inaugural program. Over the course of three weeks, they experienced more than 50 engagements with organizations and leaders from military, government, technology, media, academia, and civil society.

The inaugural 2018 Peace With Women Fellowship culminated at the Halifax International Security Forum where participants interacted with some of the most high profile speakers, including General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a number of United States Senators who were part of the congressional delegation, and Minister Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minster of National Defence.

For the 2018 Fellowship Impact Report, please click here.

Application Process

The Call for Applications is open to active-duty female military officers from NATO member and NATO-partner countries of rank equivalent to army colonel or naval captain (NATO rank OF05) or above. Applications are due on April 15, 2019, and selected Fellows will be announced on May 28, 2019.

The 3-week executive tour will begin on October 29th and end with Fellows participating at the Halifax International Security Forum to be held November 22-24, 2019.

For details on how to apply, click here.

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For more information, please contact fellowship@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.