Workshop 2019

WIIS-Canada’s 12th Annual Workshop
“Security and Power in a Tumultuous World Order”

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Toronto,
June 19-21, 2019

Women in International Security (WIIS)-Canada was proud to invite applications from graduate students of all genders to participate in its 12th annual Workshop, held at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy from June 19-21, 2019. Up to 35 graduate students were selected to present their research and take part in skill-building, networking, and mentorship exercises with subject-matter experts from academia, government, military, and the non-profit and private sectors.

This year’s theme, "Security and Power in a Tumultuous World Order" offered participants a platform to survey and analyze the dramatic changes in international security and cooperation since the 2016 United States' general election. In addressing these challenges, the workshop sought to diversify the voices in defence and security, encouraging dialogue between traditional and critical approaches, as well as theory and practice.

This year we had new types of presentations. Apart from our usual roundtables and panels, offering a chance to Masters students to present their research as well as discussions on professional and career advice, we also hosted a 5 minute Thesis Competition for senior graduate students. We had two prizes: The Sage International Journal prize for best paper went to Rachel Schmidt, whose article will be published in an upcoming edition of International Journal, and the 5 Minute Thesis Prize went to Chantal Cole, who will produce an article to be published on the online publication OpenCanada.org. Congratulations to our prize winners, and congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's Annual Workshop.