Redefining National Security
"When you look at the definition of national security, it also looks at the health and wellbeing of citizens." Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President, WCAPS
“National security extends beyond protecting our borders and economy; national security needs to include a protection of our education, well-being and right to enjoy a quality life. Women of color are disproportionately affected by these issues, even though we serve as the bedrock of resilience and development in our communities. Women of color are crucial actors in conflict transformation and international peace, therefore we deserve to be included in these conversations and solutions. WCAPS is critical in highlighting the value and richness of including women of color in security and peace efforts, as well as granting women of color a platform to share our experiences and mentor a new generation of young leaders.” Rachel Mccave, WCAPS Member.
Sharon Jackson, WCAPS member, has a wide range of expertise in the National Security area focusing on the analysis and early warning of health issues. Please go to her website to see her recent articles on "National security and the opioid crisis,," "Why adequate nutrition for everyone is good national security policy," and "New Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo."
Participants at the June 18th WCAPS and Hudson Institute event on "Diversifying the Perspectives in Nuclear Nonproliferation." Read the report from the event here.
WEBINAR: REDEFINING NATIONAL SECURITY: GLOBAL HEALTH AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE
On May 24th WCAPS hosted 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 WCAPS "Redefining National Security" series of discussions and panels.
WCAPS and Brookings Institution co-hosted a joint event, "Redefining National Security," on May 11th at the Brookings in Washington, DC.
Podcast from the Redefining National Security event hosted by WCAPS and UNA-USA on March 15, 2018.