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

The Wilson Center has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and its global infection rate. Out of an abundance of caution, and with an understanding of the seriousness of this virus, we have decided to postpone the April 3rd event. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to share more information with you soon regarding a new date and time for the event.  

Date & Time

Apr. 3, 2020
9:30am – 11:30am

Location

6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center

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

The Wilson Center has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and its global infection rate. Out of an abundance of caution, and with an understanding of the seriousness of this virus, we have decided to postpone the April 3rd event.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to share more information with you soon regarding a new date and time for the event.  


Valerie Hudson recently 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.   

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @NewSecurityBeat and find related coverage on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org.

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