WCAPS VISION:

To advance the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security, and conflict transformation.

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MISSION STATEMENT:

At WCAPS, we believe global issues demand a variety of perspectives. That’s why we’re creating a platform devoted to women of color that cultivates a strong voice and network for its members while encouraging dialogue and strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. Through our dedication to mentorships and partnerships and our passion for changing the global community landscape, we remain committed to achieving our vision of advancing the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security and conflict transformation.

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WHY US NOW:

While the global community is faced with issues related to worldwide health security, peacekeeping, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation, and the intersection of other areas of international security, there is no significant or sustained voice from women of color who are often the most affected and who are also community leaders in many parts of the world.

We want to change that.

Because there is no consistent venue for women of color to meet and network, we will ignite our voices and develop strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. With the goal of expanding opportunities for women of color to impact these areas of work and study positively, WCAPS will provide mentors to young women and a valuable vehicle for networking. It will promote exchangesand conflict transformation, as well as those women of color who are considering entering these areas. The network and its members will contribute to substantive discussions in the areas of peace, security and conflict transformation.  The network will partner with other relevant groups, organizations, and institutions to build synergy. WCAPS will promote sensitivity to cultural differences and emphasize the intersections between theory, research, practice, and policy.

WCAPS UPCOMING WEBINARS

Redefining National Security: Global Health and Infectious Disease

Please join WCAPS on May 24th for a discussion on the role of global health and infectious disease in national security. Our featured speaker is Nicolette Louissaint, the Executive Director and Board President of Healthcare Ready. Healthcare Ready works to ensure continued patient access to healthcare by strengthening public-private collaboration. She was a Foreign Affairs Officer and Senior Advisor to the State Ebola Coordinator at the U.S Department of State. This discussion is part of WCAS "Redefining National Security" series of discussions and panels. You can register here.

The World is Your Oyster: How to Build a Career in Foreign Affairs

Please join WCAPS for a webinar on May 15th at 2:00 pm featuring Lia Miller who will discuss the topic of, "The World Is Your Oyster: How to Build a Career in Foreign Affairs." Lia Miller is a Department of State Career Foreign Service Officer and has published numerous articles that provide extremely useful advice on pursuing a career in international relations. You can register here

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Moderators and panelists from the "Redefining National Security," event co-hosted by WCAPS and the Brookings Institution and on May 11th. 

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Panelists at the WCAPS and UNA-USA March 15th event on "Redefining National Security."