2018 Fellowship Program
The inaugural class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship is an accomplished and diverse group of women from NATO and NATO-partner countries. All Fellows are active-duty officers ranked colonel and above that represent a variety of military branches and areas of responsibility. Halifax International Security Forum is pleased to welcome this distinguished group into its network of leaders.
On October 25, 2018, the inaugural class of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship gathered for the first time in Washington DC. They spent the next three weeks travelling from Washington DC to Silicon Valley, Toronto and Waterloo, and Ottawa before attending the Forum in Halifax from November 16-18.
The program intentionally drew from diverse sectors, including defense, science and technology, media, academia, and civil society. In keeping with the organization’s goal of advancing a modern vision of security, the Fellowship aimed to extend beyond the traditional definitions of domestic and international security. Some highlights include meetings with:
Minister of National Defence of Canada, Minister Harjit Sajjan
Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada, General Jonathan Vance
Former Secretary of State of the United States, General Colin Powell
Canadian Forces College
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
Defense Innovation Unit
Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson
Aga Khan Development Network
United States Institute of Peace
Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Stakeholders, observers, and the Fellows themselves declared the program a tremendous success. Halifax International Security Forum remains committed to the advancement of women’s leadership in international security and looks forward to welcoming the 2019 Peace With Women Fellows to Washington DC when the program begins in October.
Please click here to read the full 2018 Peace With Women Fellowship Program and Impact Report.