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Meet the Advisory Council

 
  Jennifer Cassidy (PhD)    Lecturer at University of Oxford | Editor of the book 'Gender and Diplomacy' | Former diplomat   Jennifer A. Cassidy is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford (St Peter’s College). Her PhD from the University of Oxford focused on the changing nature of diplomacy in the information age, examining the digitisation of diplomatic communication during times of political crisis.  In 2017, Jennifer produced the first edited volume on Gender and Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (Routledge). By bringing together established scholars and seasoned practitioners of diplomacy, the volume provides a detailed discussion of the role of women in diplomacy and crafts for its readers a global narrative of understanding relating to their current and historical role within it. Based on her work for the book, in 2016, at TEDxOxford she gave the talk:  The Road Less Travelled: Why we need a Feminist Foreign Policy . In her work on Gender and Diplomacy, Jennifer endeavours to move the conversation beyond the simple perception of women entering the diplomatic corps as a ‘novel’ or ‘unique’ act. She rather aims at beginning a necessary discussion regarding the type of role women play, or are provided with, once they enter the diplomatic sphere.  Outside out of the realm of academia, Jennifer has served as a Political Attaché to Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York), Human Rights Attaché to the European External Action Service to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Headquarters during its 2012 Chairmanship of the OSCE and 2013 Presidency of the Council of the European Union. She is currently a founding and active member of Oxford’s Digital Diplomacy Research Group, who amongst other ventures, also established the ‘London Ambassadors Forum’. The forum provides a series of lectures to Ambassadors resident in London on technology and diplomacy, designed primarily to bridge the growing gap between academia and practitioners. Jennifer also contributes to both the BBC and The Irish Times, on issues of digital diplomacy, data protection and the role of gender in the political and diplomatic sphere.

Jennifer Cassidy (PhD)

Lecturer at University of Oxford | Editor of the book 'Gender and Diplomacy' | Former diplomat

Jennifer A. Cassidy is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford (St Peter’s College). Her PhD from the University of Oxford focused on the changing nature of diplomacy in the information age, examining the digitisation of diplomatic communication during times of political crisis.

In 2017, Jennifer produced the first edited volume on Gender and Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (Routledge). By bringing together established scholars and seasoned practitioners of diplomacy, the volume provides a detailed discussion of the role of women in diplomacy and crafts for its readers a global narrative of understanding relating to their current and historical role within it. Based on her work for the book, in 2016, at TEDxOxford she gave the talk: The Road Less Travelled: Why we need a Feminist Foreign Policy. In her work on Gender and Diplomacy, Jennifer endeavours to move the conversation beyond the simple perception of women entering the diplomatic corps as a ‘novel’ or ‘unique’ act. She rather aims at beginning a necessary discussion regarding the type of role women play, or are provided with, once they enter the diplomatic sphere.

Outside out of the realm of academia, Jennifer has served as a Political Attaché to Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York), Human Rights Attaché to the European External Action Service to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Headquarters during its 2012 Chairmanship of the OSCE and 2013 Presidency of the Council of the European Union. She is currently a founding and active member of Oxford’s Digital Diplomacy Research Group, who amongst other ventures, also established the ‘London Ambassadors Forum’. The forum provides a series of lectures to Ambassadors resident in London on technology and diplomacy, designed primarily to bridge the growing gap between academia and practitioners. Jennifer also contributes to both the BBC and The Irish Times, on issues of digital diplomacy, data protection and the role of gender in the political and diplomatic sphere.

 
  Chandra Talpade Mohanty    Distinguished professor and department chair at Syracuse University | Widely translated author of numerous books    Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.  Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge.  She is author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003), and co-editor of  Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991),   Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1997),  Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (Zed Press, 2008),  The Sage Handbook on Identities (Sage Publications, 2010), and Feminist Freedom Warriors (Haymarket Books, 2018).  Her writing has been translated into Arabic, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Slovenian, Hindi, Czech, Slovakian, Armenian, and Japanese.   Mohanty is series editor of “Comparative Feminist Studies” for Palgrave/Springer.  She is a member of the advisory boards of Signs, A Journal Of Women in Culture and Society, Transformations, The Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship, Feminist Africa (South Africa), Asian Women (Korea), Feminist Economics, The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Gender and Politics, and Journal of Cultural Anthropology.  She has taught at universities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, including serving as the Angela Davis Guest Professor at Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2015.   Ms. Mohanty is a steering committee member of the Municipal Services Project (municipalservicesproject.org), a transnational research and advocacy group focused on alternatives to privatization in the Global South, a founding member of the Democratizing Knowledge Collective (democratizingknowledge.org) at Syracuse University, and Coordinating Team member of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project (fmsproject.cornell.edu).  Mohanty was a member of the Indigenous and Feminist of Color Solidarity delegation to Palestine in 2011, and has served as a consultant/evaluator for the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Ford Foundation, and UN Women.  

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Distinguished professor and department chair at Syracuse University | Widely translated author of numerous books

Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.  Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge.  She is author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003), and co-editor of  Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991),   Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1997),  Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (Zed Press, 2008),  The Sage Handbook on Identities (Sage Publications, 2010), and Feminist Freedom Warriors (Haymarket Books, 2018).  Her writing has been translated into Arabic, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Slovenian, Hindi, Czech, Slovakian, Armenian, and Japanese.   Mohanty is series editor of “Comparative Feminist Studies” for Palgrave/Springer.

She is a member of the advisory boards of Signs, A Journal Of Women in Culture and Society, Transformations, The Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship, Feminist Africa (South Africa), Asian Women (Korea), Feminist Economics, The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Gender and Politics, and Journal of Cultural Anthropology.  She has taught at universities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, including serving as the Angela Davis Guest Professor at Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2015.   Ms. Mohanty is a steering committee member of the Municipal Services Project (municipalservicesproject.org), a transnational research and advocacy group focused on alternatives to privatization in the Global South, a founding member of the Democratizing Knowledge Collective (democratizingknowledge.org) at Syracuse University, and Coordinating Team member of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project (fmsproject.cornell.edu).  Mohanty was a member of the Indigenous and Feminist of Color Solidarity delegation to Palestine in 2011, and has served as a consultant/evaluator for the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Ford Foundation, and UN Women.  

 
  Madeleine Rees (OBE)    SG of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom | Human rights lawyer | Professor at LSE |  Bosnia UN human sex trafficking scandal whistleblower   Madeleine Rees was educated at the University of Wales, has a BA honours degree in History and Post Graduate qualification in Education before re-qualifying as a lawyer in 1989. As a lawyer she worked for the Women’s Legal Defence Fund specialising in discrimination law, particularly in the field of employment. She worked for both the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission on developing strategies to establish rights under domestic law through the identification of test cases. She successfully brought labour discrimination cases both to the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court in Luxembourg and was cited as one of the leading lawyers in the field of discrimination in the Chambers directory of British lawyers.  During and immediately after the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, she helped to set up a Lawyers’ NGO to assist the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) through submitting amicus briefs and working with women’s NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). She worked in BiH from 1997 at the Office of the Ombudsperson.In 1998, she commenced working for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) as the gender expert and then as the Head of Office in BiH. She was member of the expert coordination group of the Anti-Trafficking Task Force of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. She took strong public positions against the United Nations’ complicity in trafficking of women and children and was outspoken against the collusion of the international community, including the United Nations, in rendition of Algerians from BiH to Guantanamo. The UNOHCHR in BiH played a crucial role in the first successful rendition case against a government using international law in the Bosnian Human Rights Chamber.  From 2006 to April 2010, she was the head of the Women`s Rights and Gender Unit in UNOHCHR Geneva.  Madeleine Rees became the General Secretary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in May 2010 and has been re energizing  that organization in its work on addressing root cause of conflict, challenging militarism and patriarchal structures of power. WILPF is now one of the major organisations engaging in conflict zones, engaging with grassroots groups, conducting conflict analysis and bringing  advocates into the multi lateral system.  She is a national of the United Kingdom and was awarded the O.B.E in 2014 for her work on Human Rights, particularly women’s rights, International Peace and Security.

Madeleine Rees (OBE)

SG of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom | Human rights lawyer | Professor at LSE |  Bosnia UN human sex trafficking scandal whistleblower

Madeleine Rees was educated at the University of Wales, has a BA honours degree in History and Post Graduate qualification in Education before re-qualifying as a lawyer in 1989. As a lawyer she worked for the Women’s Legal Defence Fund specialising in discrimination law, particularly in the field of employment. She worked for both the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission on developing strategies to establish rights under domestic law through the identification of test cases. She successfully brought labour discrimination cases both to the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court in Luxembourg and was cited as one of the leading lawyers in the field of discrimination in the Chambers directory of British lawyers.

During and immediately after the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, she helped to set up a Lawyers’ NGO to assist the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) through submitting amicus briefs and working with women’s NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). She worked in BiH from 1997 at the Office of the Ombudsperson.In 1998, she commenced working for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) as the gender expert and then as the Head of Office in BiH. She was member of the expert coordination group of the Anti-Trafficking Task Force of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. She took strong public positions against the United Nations’ complicity in trafficking of women and children and was outspoken against the collusion of the international community, including the United Nations, in rendition of Algerians from BiH to Guantanamo. The UNOHCHR in BiH played a crucial role in the first successful rendition case against a government using international law in the Bosnian Human Rights Chamber.

From 2006 to April 2010, she was the head of the Women`s Rights and Gender Unit in UNOHCHR Geneva.

Madeleine Rees became the General Secretary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in May 2010 and has been re energizing  that organization in its work on addressing root cause of conflict, challenging militarism and patriarchal structures of power. WILPF is now one of the major organisations engaging in conflict zones, engaging with grassroots groups, conducting conflict analysis and bringing  advocates into the multi lateral system.

She is a national of the United Kingdom and was awarded the O.B.E in 2014 for her work on Human Rights, particularly women’s rights, International Peace and Security.