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Chantal de Jonge Oudraat

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Member, Board of Directors of Women In International Security (WIIS) and its President from 2013-June 2021


  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Gender
  • Global Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Security and Defense
  • Women's Leadership

Full Biography

Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is a member of the Board of Directors of Women In International Security (WIIS) and was its President from 2013 – July 2021.

Previous positions include: Executive Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America; Senior Advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; Associate Vice President and Director, U.S. Institute of Peace (Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program); Adjunct Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC; and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.

De Jonge Oudraat did her undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris II (Panthéon). She is a Dutch and US national.

Her areas of specialization are: women, peace and security (WPS), gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, U.S.-European relations.

Major Publications

  • A Gender Framework for Arms Control and Disarmament (WIIS, 2021)
  • The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2020)
  • Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (USIP Press, 2011)