HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series: LGBT Ex-Combatants in Colombia

Date: 

Friday, April 5, 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

CPL Darman Seminar Room (Taubman 135)

 Exploring the varied experiences within armed groups and after leaving war 

Join us for an HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series event featuring Theresia Thylin, PhD Candidate in the Essex University (UK) Department of Sociology and a Gender and Humanitarian Specialist at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in New York. Chelsea Green, PhD candidate in the Harvard Department of Government, will serve as a discussant. This event is organized by Dara Kay Cohen, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy, and Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy. Light refreshments will be served. 

Theresia ThylinAbout Theresia Thylin
Theresia Thylin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Essex University (UK) and a Gender and Humanitarian Specialist at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in New York. Thylin's research is focused on the construction of gender among ex-combatants in Colombia; her research has recently been published or is forthcoming in Women, Gender & Research and Sexualities. Before joining UN Women, Thylin worked as a Gender Expert in Colombia, providing technical assistance to the presidential high council for reintegration of ex-combatants as well as with the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-LiREC), the UN Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Ms. Thylin holds a master's degree from Lund University (Sweden).
 
About the HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series
The HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series, organized by Dara Kay Cohen, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy, and Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy, brings leading experts from academia and the policy world, working at the intersection of gender, human rights, and security, to Harvard Kennedy School. Speakers discuss their research in progress or share their perspectives on current policy debates. During the spring 2019 semester the seminar series will be focused on the theme of “LGBT in War,” featuring speakers from the academic and policy worlds addressing LGBT issues in national militaries, non-state armed groups and the experiences of LGBT victims of war. The series is co-sponsored by four centers at HKS: the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Carr Center for Human Rights, and Women and Public Policy Program.