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PAST projects

Women in

International Relations


In July 2013, the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the National School of Public Administration (SSPA) joined forces with Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) and Women's Campaign International for a week-long training program. The project benefitted from the financial support of the European Commission, Verona Fiere VinItaly and the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES). At the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, in 2013, 30 women leaders involved in international relations found their inspiration and improved their capacity to successfully lead, communicate, negotiate and build trust, as a woman, in a international and too often male dominated environment. To know more see here.

Women Leaders in 

Foreign Policy

It is often said that if more women were at the helm of foreign policy, there would be more peace in the world. However – and despite the fact that women have played important roles – there is little research about the actual foundations of this claim. While women’s leadership is increasingly gaining momentum, women involved in International Relations-related jobs – be it in academia, diplomacy, international organizations, government or international business – are still facing more difficulties than in other areas in climbing the seniority ladder.

Our research work is thus comparing women leadership in IR and Foreign Policy, looking at their career paths, at the policies they promoted while in office, and at outcomes they generated. This is helping us better understand the concrete difficulties women leaders face in embarking in IR-FP careers and in designing specific training to help more women succeed in IR & FP-related careers.

To know more see here.

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