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The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide (Book Launch)

Please join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program for a presentation of the book, "The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide" by the authors, followed by a discussion with experts focused on encouraging progress to better understand the first political order—the sexual political order. 

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Tuesday
Dec. 1, 2020
9:30am – 11:00am ET

The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide (Book Launch)

The live event webcast will appear on this webpage promptly at 9:30 am EST. If it does not immediately appear on the webpage, please refresh your screen at 9:30 am.

Valerie Hudson wrote, “The surest way to curse one’s nation is to curse its women.” In The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide, Hudson and co-authors, Donna Lee Bowen and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen, investigate how the relationship between men and women shapes the wider political order. Around the world, history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. And yet, almost universally, males subordinate females. As decision-makers grapple with shifting political, environmental, demographic, and social landscapes, understanding the promotion of equitable relations between men and women could lead nations towards a path of peace and security.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program for a presentation of the book by the authors, followed by a discussion with experts focused on encouraging progress to better understand the first political order—the sexual political order.  

Send questions for our panelists during the event to ecsp@wilsoncenter.org. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @NewSecurityBeat and find related coverage on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org.

This event is part of a Wilson Center series held in recognition of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25 – December 10, 2020), an international campaign to build awareness and galvanize action in the fight against violence against women and girls.

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