Workshop with Cynthia Enloe

An invitation to participate in a workshop with Cynthia Enloe and students from the UNU-GEST programme on gender, peace and security, Tuesday April 11, organized by UNU-Gest and HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre.

Post-graduate and MA level students at the University of Iceland have the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop with world-renowned scholar, Professor Cynthia Enloe, and engage in a dialogue with students from the UNU-GEST programme on issues relating to gender, peace and security.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday 11 April from 13:20 – 15:40 and brings together Icelandic and international students from Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Somalia and Ethiopia. In the workshop students will be able to interact with Professor Enloe and then participate in group discussions with UNU-GEST fellows on the following themes:

  • UN resolutions 1325 and 2250: what role do women and youth play in creating peace and security?
  • How can the challenges female refugees face while migrating, and once they arrive in a country to claim asylum, be addressed?
  • The role of women in post-conflict reconstruction and how to ensure women’s participation.

Only a limited number of seats are available and interested students must apply before Friday March 31 by e-mail to Auður Örlygsdóttir, Project Manager at HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre, at All applicants will be notified before 5 April.

Applications must include the following information:

  • Full name and UoI-email address.
  • Which study program are you enrolled in and when did you start?
  • Letter of motivation (1/2-1 page). Please state why you want to participate in the workshop and how it relates to your studies.
  • Indicate which group discussions you would like to participate in.
  • Application deadline: Friday March 31

Graduate students at the University of Iceland in Political Science, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Development Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Comparative Cultural Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Global Relations and International Affairs have priority.

Professor Enloe will open the workshop with a thought-provoking lecture on how different factors in our everyday life contribute to militaristic values that mold our culture in both war and peace, and in what way gender initiatives can counter (or co-exist next to) these developments. Enloe is the author of the acclaimed books Does Khaki Become You?, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases and Maneuvers.