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PAST EVENTS

2019

WIIS @ NATO London Leaders Summit 2019

In partnership with WIIS Brussels, WIIS DC, and WIIS France, six delegates were chosen to attend a series of events along the sidelines of the 2019 NATO Leaders Summit in London. In lectures and discussions that focused on NATO’s role in the digital age, delegates met and discussed with representatives from government, parliament, national agencies and think tanks on December 4 and 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet an Expert Winter Social: Jessica Cox and Ulrike Franke

On December 4, following the NATO Leaders Meeting in London, we were joined for a debrief with NATO's Director of Nuclear Policy Jessica Cox, and the European Council on Foreign Relations' Policy Fellow Ulrike Franke to discuss NATO and emerging technologies.

In Conversation with Liis Mure

On November 13, we organised a small roundtable discussion with Liis Mure, Director of the NATO and European Department in the Estonian Ministry of Defence. In this entirely off-the-record event, Liis talked to around 15 WIIS UK delegates about the Estonian view of the Russian threat and NATO readiness, followed by a Q&A session.

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Meet an Expert October Social: Annabel Jamieson Edwards and Natasha Faust

For this Social on cyber security we were joined by Annabel Jamieson Edwards, Cyber Reconnaissance Team Lead at Accenture, and Natasha Faust, Director, Kiris Group/Context Checks. Annabel and Natasha gave some insights into cyber security policy and industry to attendees who were then able to ask questions and meet further women in cyber security and international security more generally.

You can continue reading on Annabel’s views on and experiences in cyber security here.

Meet an Expert Social: Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou and Cristina Varriale

We were joined by Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, programme coordinator and research analyst for Defence and Military Analysis at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and Cristina Varriale, research fellow in Proliferation and Nuclear Policy at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

2018

Meet an Expert Social: Ashley Manning

We are joined by Ashley Manning, currently an exchange officer at the UK Ministry of Defence on the defence strategy and priorities team, to speak about her professional experience.

More information here.

ADS Group-WIIS UK Event: The Role and Contribution of SMEs to the UK Security Sector

Leading women in the British Security sector join us to discuss the role and contribution of SMEs to the UK Security sector, kindly hosted by ADS Group.

WIIS UK May Social

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Chatham House-WIIS UK Event: Keeping the Peace: The New Landscape for European Security and Defence

For decades, European security and defence has been underpinned by the institutions of the European Union and NATO. However, the Brexit negotiations have complicated the UK’s continued involvement in critical EU security mechanisms, such as Europol, and the Trump administration’s vocal criticism of NATO has called into question the future strength of the alliance. With security efforts across Europe having to adapt to a new threat landscape that includes cyber-attacks, radical terrorism, and ever-more complicated demands on border security, what impact will the changing nature of NATO and the EU have on the security and defence of European states?

More information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIIS UK March Social

Institute for International Strategic Studies-WIIS UK Event: Europe at Sea

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Annalisa Piras, the documentary follows Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, as she contends with Europe’s pressing migration and security challenges. With exclusive access to EU military and civilian missions in the southern Mediterranean Sea and Niger, the film offers a unique insight into the decision-making that shaped Europe's response to a mounting, multifaceted crisis.

​More information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

​WIWIP-WIIS UK Event: Female Engagement in Hostile Environments

Counterinsurgency strategies focused on “winning hearts and minds” and population engagement have led to the emergence of all-female military units known as Team Lioness and Female Engagement Teams (FETs). The U.S. Marines Corps set up FETs in 2009 to engage with local Afghan women – a segment of society inaccessible to male troops due to cultural norms and traditions.

More information here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

WIIS UK Winter Social

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WIIS UK October Social

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