Securitizing Youth: Young People's Roles in the Global Peace and Security Agenda


May 4, 2021


12:30 PM


Online, Eastern Daylight Time

Location: Online, Eastern Daylight Time

Today’s generation of youth is larger than it has been at any other time in human history. Over 600 million youth live in conflict-affected regions, and their experiences are strongly determined by gender and generational power dynamics. Yet, there is still limited research on the role of youth in peace and security, and even less with a gender lens. 

Join us to mark the launch of the volume Securitizing Youth, edited by Dr. Marisa O. Ensor, which offers new insights on young people’s engagement in a wide range of contexts related to the peace and security field, with a focus on the role of gender. Leading experts will share top findings and discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by young women and men in their efforts to build more peaceful, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable societies.  


Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Dr. Jeni Klugman
Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Dr. Marisa O. Ensor
International Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Justice and Peace Studies Program, Georgetown University

Mr. Matt Moore
2018-2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Law Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Mr. Ali Altiok
Independent Researcher and Consultant on Youth and Peacebuilding

Ms. Victoria R. Bishop
Program Assistant, External Relations at United States Institute of Peace


Hosted by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.