Political Science

ROUNDTABLE: Wartime Sexual Violence

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation as a Weapon of War

A book talk by Dr. Kerry F. Crawford

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Kerry F. Crawford, Assistant Professor of Political Science at James Madison University.  Dr. Crawford will discuss her new book, Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War, published last month by Georgetown University Press.  The book examines the way in which advocacy groups and foreign policy decision-makers defined sexual violence as a weapon of war in order to gain broad domestic and international political support for efforts to prevent and mitigate sexual violence. In focusing on sexual violence as a weapon, advocates have persuaded the United Nations Security Council, the United States, and the United Kingdom (among other states and organizations) to condemn the use and occurrence of sexual violence in armed conflict. The image of sexual violence as a weapon, however, has implications for policymaking and effective recognition of survivors and perpetrators.

Dr. Crawford received the International Studies Association’s James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year to assist with the completion of this book.

Thursday, October 26th

JMU Washington Center
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 320
Washington, D.C. 20036

Space will be limited, so mark your calendar. Registration details will follow.

This talk is part of the JMU Washington Center Public Affairs Roundtable series.



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