Women are mysteriously missing from D.C. think tanks’ foreign policy panels. Here’s the data.
Washington Post, 23.8.2019
In 2018, women made up 34 percent of experts featured on D.C. foreign policy panels. Fully 27 percent of the panels in our study included only male speakers.
Of the panels that included women, those women often served as the panel moderator, not as a speaker. Women moderators in the absence of women expert panelists perpetuates the idea that women can be gracious hosts but are not actually experts.
Missing in Action: The Absence of Women Scholars on Foreign Policy Panels
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs - March 2018
The D.C. think tank community is in fact far from being gender-balanced, especially when it comes to foreign policy. Expert-wise, only two out of the twenty-two think tanks reviewed have achieved gender parity among their scholars