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Fall 2021
Oct 16, 2021
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SEST 544 - Gender and Terrorism
From women of the Provisional Irish Republican Army to the all-female suicide bombing units of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers, women have played critical roles in terrorist organizations across the globe for decades. Despite their prevalence, the gendered differential approaches to recruitment, processes of radicalization, and the roles that women can play in promoting peace and security are less understood. From theoretical foundations to policy implications, this course will address pressing terrorism threats to national and international security with an often overlooked gender lens. As part of the Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security, this course will explore gender dynamics in conflict, peacebuilding and stabilization – with a focus on preventing terrorism. We will explore, from a policymaker and practitioner’s perspective, how violent actors manipulate social, economic, political, ideological, or psychological factors to recruit both men and women. The course will also examine women’s role in stabilization efforts in fragile, or violent extremism affected environments. We will consider toxic masculinity, constructive male engagement, and capacity building measures to strengthen women’s roles in preventing violent extremism.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department


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