Broadening the Security Debate: Transatlantic Issues

Women in International Security's New York Chapter (WIIS-NY) and the World Policy Institute present:

Broadening the Security Debate:
Transatlantic Issues

A discussion with Dr. Colette Mazzucelli,
Citizens for Global Solutions and New York University,
and WPI President Michele Wucker
on February 8, 2011 at Demos

The menu of Transatlantic security concerns has expanded to include emerging issues including piracy, cyber security, energy scarcity, climate change, and the gender impact of conflict, along with more traditional themes like missile defense, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation. We need new ways of thinking to enable policy makers to deal with both long-standing and non-traditional threats, and to engage a broader set of stakeholders in confronting threats, preventing conflict, and building peace. In this discussion, Dr. Colette Mazzucelli and Michele Wucker explore how fresh thinking on emerging security threats can be integrated in to the policy agenda.

Event participants are encouraged to submit op-eds to the Atlantic Community's "Women on Transatlantic Security" op-ed competition. The competition was launched to mark the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for increasing the influence of women in all aspects of peace and security. The deadline is March 1, 2011. More information on the contest is available on the Atlantic Community's website, HERE.

About the Speakers

Dr. Colette Mazzucelli, WFI Fellow, Citizens for Global Solutions, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, New York University, has taught a variety of courses in the Center for Global Affairs since 2005 including peacemaking and conflict resolution, international relations in the post-Cold War era, ethnic conflicts, and Europe in the 21st century. As an educator, Dr. Mazzucelli is a member of the UN Chronicle Advisory Group at the United Nations and the Board of Directors at the Center for War/Peace Studies. She has an extensive background in technology-mediated learning and is increasingly focused on the uses of mobile phone technology in global affairs education as part of her research at Teachers College Columbia University. She is the recipient of 11 national and international fellowships in 7 countries, including Bosch, Fulbright, and Rotary. Her biography appears in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2011 and Marquis Who's Who in America 2011.

Michele Wucker is President of the World Policy Institute and is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right, and Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola. She is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a member of the 2009-10 American Council on Germany Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011
6:00 to 7:30 pm
The discussion will begin at 6:15pm, and will be accompanied by a light reception.


220 Fifth Avenue (between 26th and 27th streets)
5th Floor conference room
New York, NY

Admission and Registration:

  • Free for WIIS Members, WPI Members and Students
  • Regular admission: $10
  • Nonprofit professionals, academics and media admission: $5

WPI Members: register by emailing, or by calling (212) 481-5005, Option 2.

Non-members: register and pay online here:

Broadening the Security Debate – Feb. 8

or by emailing and sending a check to:
WPI, 220 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10001

This event is open to the public; advance payment and registration are required. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, February 7.

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