The University of Pittsburgh chapter of Women In International Security (WIIS) proudly announces “Peace and Security During Uncertain Times,” a week-long, virtual conference from October 5-9.

As we approach the November U.S. presidential election, the world is more tumultuous than ever:

  • COVID-19 has exposed inequities in global health systems, including disproportionate burdens on women, migrants and refugees, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations.
  • Climate change persists, and experts predict that rising temperatures will increase the risk of violence and armed conflict globally.
  • The proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction pose an evolving threat to U.S. national security, which Cold War-era foreign policy tools and institutions are not best-equipped to address.

Each night, panels will present an informative discussion concerning thesechallenges and how the next presidential Administration – regardless of who wins in November – might best move forward.

The event will take place from: 

7-8:30 p.m. — Monday through Thursday 
1-4 p.m. — Friday

This virtual conference is free and open to all.