Global Week

 


Each January, Castilleja School hosts Global Week to provide students with a unique opportunity to examine a globally relevant topic through workshops, projects, and in-depth engagement with speakers


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GLOBAL WEEK 2020

Seats at the Table: Women, Peace and Security
recognizes the power of women as storytellers, activists, and strategists and honors the continued commitments to this work on the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council's landmark resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.


We believe that understanding others’ perspectives is at the heart of meaningful engagement with conflict resolution and a key competency to global leadership. Understanding that the personal is political, Global Week 2020 will explore women's experiences, voices, and activism in the context of peace and security:

Women as storytellers. Balancing Narratives — Who has the power and access to construct narratives, particularly in armed conflicts? How have women been part of or pushed back from building these narratives? How have new communication tools changed how we understand and engage with conflict?

Women as activists. Building Belonging — How can we change the way we relate to conflict? How do we talk to people with differing perspectives and experiences? How do we create communities that hold space for competing narratives and perspectives?

Women as strategists. Gendered Experiences — What are the consequences of our deeply gendered experiences of the world? How does an intersectional lens change the way we experience conflict and peacemaking?

“Almost 20 years since the adoption of resolution 1325, we don’t just need to be at the peace table. It’s time to redesign the table.” ~Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, Chair of the Board of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

Global Week 2020 will be a 4-day experience from Monday, January 6—Thursday, January 9, 2020.

During the week our all-school activities will take the shape of listening to keynote speakers and panels and participating in dynamic group workshops on the following topics:

MONDAY:
Womxn, Peace and Security: Defining Our Collective Narratives
Dr. Melissa I. M. Torres, Vice President, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Gendering Conflict: Towards a Feminist Understanding of Peace & Conflict
Carly Fox, History Teacher, Castilleja School

TUESDAY:
Women with Voice: Critical Perspectives on Security from the Local to the Global
Lauren Bean Buitta, Founder and Executive Director, Girl Security
S. Leslie Ireland, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis
Feker Kebere, Promotion and Resource Mobilization 
Moderated by Dr. Danielle Zach, Postdoctoral Fellow, City College of New York, CUNY

New Global Security and the Need for Understanding, Innovation, and Leadership
The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

COMMUNITY EVENING EVENT:
Engaging Security Challenges in the Twenty-first Century: The Role of Diversity, Representation, and Women's Empowerment

Liesl Gerntholtz, Deputy Executive Director for Programme, Human Rights Watch
The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Moderated by Dr. Danielle Zach, Postdoctoral Fellow, City College of New York, CUNY

WEDNESDAY:
Show Me the Women: The Impact of Conflict on Women and their Role in Peace Making
Liesl Gerntholtz, Deputy Executive Director for Programme, Human Rights Watch

Alumnae Panel: Developing Peace through Gender Equality
Elizabeth Zumwalt Harmon ’08, Policy Analyst, Countering Transnational Organized Crime Policy, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
Bronte Kass ’14, Program Manager, Stanford University
Neelam Noorani ’91, Senior Human Rights Legal Consultant

THURSDAY:
Empowering Girls in National Security
Lauren Bean Buitta, Founder and Executive Director, Girl Security
Gina Bennett, Board Director, Girl Security
Erin Connolly, Associate Program Director, Girl Security

The Role of the U.S. in Global Security
Gina Bennett, Board Director, Girl Security

 

Please note that only some of these events are open to guests, please RSVP for selected events here.

Use the button below to download the Global Week 2020 Program which includes workshop descriptions, speaker bios, and schedules for each grade level.

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Meet the Team

Stacey Kertsman

Titles: Dean of Equity Education and Social Impact, Director of ACE Center
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Emily Clark

Titles: Leadership and Community Partners Programming Manager, Bourn Lab / Tinkering Nook Instructor
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Anjelika Deogirikar Grossman

Titles: Assistant Director, ACE Center
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Julie Nelson

Titles: ACE Center Operations Coordinator
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Brenda Villa

Titles: Equity Education Coordinator, Head Coach, Varsity and VA Water Polo, Assistant Coach, Varsity Swimming
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