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    Women in Combat, Defense Department Officials

    Pentagon representatives assessed the status of integrating women into combat roles since the 2013 rescission of the Defense Department’s ground combat policy that automatically…

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    Women in Combat, Representatives Sanchez and McSally

    Panelists talked about the ways members of Congress had been tracking combat integration.  Congressmen Sanchez and McSally spoke by pre-recorded videos about their support for…

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    Women in Combat, Firsthand Accounts of Women

    Panelists gave firsthand accounts of women who had participated in combat, including as part of Cultural Support Teams. Gayle Lemmon was the author Ashley’s War: The Untold Story…

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    Women and Camaraderie in the Military

    Panelists talked about unit cohesion in the military and the ways the concept has been instrumental in excluding women from combat. They focused on research showing that camaraderie…

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    Women in Combat, Panel on Standards

    Panelists discussed the different approaches military organizations had taken to setting and validating gender-neutral occupational standards for combat.  “Getting Standards…

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    Deborah Lee James on Women in National Security

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She spoke at an event hosted by Women in International Security in Washington, D.C.

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    Lifting Combat Restrictions for Women Panel

    Panelists, including men and women who served in the military, talk about their experiences with integration, and give their recommendations on how best to proceed now that the restriction…

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    Women Who Have Served in Combat

    American women who served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan talked about their experiences and commented on the Pentagon’s recent lifting of the ban on women in combat. The…

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    Women in Combat, Past Integration Efforts

    Women who’ve served in the U.S. military discuss their experiences and challenges, and comment on the Pentagon recently lifting its ban on women in combat. They were joined by…

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    Women in Combat, Implications of Full Integration

    Panelists talked about the implications of the removal of the ban on women in combat. Panelists included an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the Pentagon…

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    Roots of Terrorism

    Dalia Mogahed delivered the keynote address on her research on Muslims worldwide, their support for terrorism, and the reasons for this support. After her speech she responded to…

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    Future of Counterterrorism

    A panel discussion moderated by Nora Bensahel was held on the future of counterterrorism. Topics included U.S. security changes since the September 11 attacks, the Department of…

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    Environment of Terrorists

    Moderated by Professor Macdonald, experts discussed the environments that enable terrorism. Topics included Pakistani seminaries and their relation to jihads, Hamas radicalization of…

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    Recruitment and Support of Terrorists

    Chantal de Jonge Oudraat moderated a panel on the recruitment and support of terrorists. Among the issues addressed were the origins and ideologies of terrorist movements, the appeal…

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    U.S.-European Cooperation in Drug Enforcement

    The participants described their methods of controlling drugs and addiction and talked about cooperation against drug trafficking and crime between the U.S. and Europe. After their…

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    Human Rights and Conflict Prevention

    Ms. Robinson talked about the challenges facing the international community in the next century emphasizing the area of human rights. She said that in order to build a worldwide…

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    Media and the Pentagon

    In light of military operations in Yugoslavia, participants discussed how journalists cover military stories. They talked about the changes in reporting as a result of the Internet,…

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