Johns Hopkins SAIS to host the 2018 SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, “Marching into an Equal Future,” on Thursday, March 29, 2018

The 2018 SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, “Marching Into an Equal Future,” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Thursday, March 29, 2018. 
The annual conference will feature a keynote address from former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy. She is the CEO of WestExec Advisors and serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
The event also includes panels with experts from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), She Should Run, Women for Women International (WfWI), UN Women, and more. The panelists will explore a range of issues related to gender relations in politics, conflict, and development.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Plenary Session
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Featured Keynote Speaker
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Panel: Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Networking Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Panel: Defeating the War: The Role of Women in Armed Conflicts
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Panel: The Problem with Being Saved
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Stories from the Trenches: Daily Life on the Steady Battle
3:50- 4:50 p.m.
SAIS Women Lead program research insights
4:50- 5:15 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session
For more details on the agenda, visit 2018 Conference “Marching into an Equal Future.”
Time and Date
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Kenney Auditorium
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of media must RSVP as “Press” through the online registration form. Only pre-authorized camera setup will be permitted to cover the conference. (Camera setup for the morning keynote address is 8:30-9:15 a.m.)
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson (for logistic inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
Shribhavani Venkataramanan (for agenda inquiries)
Vice President of Marketing, Conference Committee
SAIS Global Women in Leadership
About SAIS Global Women in Leadership
SAIS Global Women in Leadership (GWL) is a student-run career club at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Founded in 2012, GWL has become an integral part of student life at the school and has helped inspire the creation of the SAIS Women’s Leadership Initiative comprising of GWL, the SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN), and an academic practicum for current students.
GWL equips students with the tools and knowledge to excel in their careers and tackle challenges facing women worldwide by hosting a speaker series, leadership workshops, networking events, and an annual conference to bring together students, alumni, international relations practitioners, policymakers, and business leaders around issues of women’s leadership.
For more information about the 6th annual SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, visit
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

Monday, March 26, 2018