[PAST EVENT] Women and Conflict Constitutions

November 12, 2018
3:30pm - 6pm
Law School, Room 141
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public

In the midst of wars, uprisings and independence movements, women are prominent actors in the field of post-conflict constitution building.  During this symposium, you will be able to interact with women who have served in significant leadership roles during constitutional processes around the world.

Iraq and Somalia:  Constitution Building in Insecure Environments
April Powell-Willingham
Former Director, Office of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs (US Embassy, Baghdad)
Former Head of Joint Constitution Unit (UNDP Somalia/ United Nations Political Office for Somalia)

Kosovo: A Constitution as Prerequisite to Independence and the Role of International Actors
Justice Gresa Caka-Nimani
Justice of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

Timor Leste and Afghanistan: Inclusive and Participatory Constitution-Making
Michele Brandt
Director, Constitution Making for Peace Programme, Interpeace
Senior Constitutional Advisor, United Nations Timor Leste and Afghanistan offices

Gender Equality in Constitutions
Melanie Allen
Former Program Officer, Constitution Building Processes Programme, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Author, Constitution Assessment for Gender Equality

Moderator:  Professor Christie S. Warren
Director, Center for Comparative Legal Studies & Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Former Senior Mediation Expert in Constitutional Issues, United Nations Mediation Support Unit Standby Team
Senior Constitutional Advisor during processes in Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Somalia, Sudan and Ukraine

Following the program at 6:30PM in room 119, please join us for a screening of RBG (the film).

These events are free of charge and open to the public.  Refreshments served.