Feminist Diplomacy: Our Man in... Fri, 2015-03-13 19:59

On the 3rd of March, Dr Susan Harris Rimmer gave a talk on gender in the field of diplomacy studies. The talk focuses on how the new representation of women and LGBTI+ persons in the practice of diplomacy since the mid-twentieth century should have made a profound impact on the field of diplomacy studies. The ensuing discussion reveals that in fact, the ?business model? of diplomacy has been resistant to transformation on gender equality grounds thus far in terms of language, practice and content. Dr Susan Harris Rimmer is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. She also acts as a policy adviser to the Australian government and produces policy papers. Susan was selected as an expert for the official Australian delegation to the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2014, and has provided policy advice on the UNSC, G20, IORA and MIKTA.