Future Security Challenges Facing Canada:
Vital Insights from Women in International Security

May 7-8, 2020

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Toronto

Call for papers now open, ends March 6th! Send abstracts to workshop@

Women in International Security (WIIS) - Canada is seeking graduate research papers for its annual workshop in Toronto. We invite women graduate students working in the field of security, broadly defined, to leverage their existing research into short, policy-oriented papers that showcase how their work is important to Canada and the world.

Selected applicants will receive outstanding professional development and networking opportunities with leading firms, recruiters, and members of the defence and security industry.* The best papers will also be invited into a special issue of International Journal.

Papers should fall within the workshop’s four main themes:

1) New and Emerging Security Threats (e.g. space conflict, cyber and AI, climate change, arctic security, migration and borders, etc.)

2) Complex Conflicts and War (e.g. terrorism, hybrid warfare, civil wars, international interventions, great power conflicts, etc.)

3) Gender and Security (e.g. women, peace, and security agenda, gender issues in the military, GBA+, intersectionality and politics, gender-based violence, etc.)

4) Security, Justice, and Law (e.g. international and national legal questions related to conflict, terrorism, and security, borders, etc.)

To apply, please submit a 100-200 word abstract by March 6th. Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to workshop@

*WIIS-Canada will cover travel costs for all selected out-of-town presenters.