Panel discussion Thursday, 20. September 2018 /

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy - The Germany Launch

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Date, Time
Thu, 20. Sep 2018,
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Save in my calendar
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Externe Veranstaltung

Join the Germany Launch of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy!

On September 20th, in the heart of Berlin and together with national and international diplomats, German MPs, activists, and renowned scholars, for the first time the German chapter of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) will present itself to the Berlin audience and we will dive into deep conversations on "Feminist Foreign Policy - Between Disarmament, Diplomacy, and Decolonisation".

This will also be *the* chance to get your hands on the newest issue of our print journal "Disrupted" and to join CFFP as a member. The official part will be followed by a light buffet, drinks, and music by Hoe__mies.

We are hosting this event together with our co-host the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, our media partner tbd, and our partners and sponsors: Center for Intersectional Justice, CoWomen, Schwedische Botschaft, Botschaft der Schweiz in Deutschland, Folkdays, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Microsoft, ProjectTogether, WeiberWirtschaft eG and Women in international Security Deutschland -

Location: Microsoft Atrium, Unter den Linden 17, Berlin


  • 5.30pm: Registration
  • 6.00pm: Welcome - Marissa Conway and Kristina Lunz, co-founders of CFFP
  • 6.10pm: Why do we need a feminist foreign policy? Insights from Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, and Canada
  • A conversation with Johan Frisell, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden; Mark McLaughlin, Head of Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada; Dr. Antti Kaski, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland; and Esther Neuhaus, Deputy Head Political Affairs and Media, Embassy of Switzerland
  • 6.40pm: Germany is ready for a Feminist Foreign Policy: Comments by Gyde Jensen (FDP), Head of the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid in the German Parliament
  • 6.50pm: Keynote - Catalina Ruiz-Navarro, Editor, Activist, and Journalist
  • 7.10pm: A conversation on Disarmament, Diplomacy and Decolonisation
  • Kübra Gümüsay, Forbes 30 under 30, writer, and activist; Prof. Dr. Rosert, Junior Professor for International Relations, Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg; Prof. Lana Siri, Assistant Professor in Gender and Religion, Department of Literature and Art, Maastricht University; and tbc
  • 8.00pm: Drinks, bites, and beats by Hoe_mies.

Registration: This talk is free to attend, and all are welcome. But as demand is higher than seats available, registration is mandatory, and the ticket will have to be shown upon entrace. sign up for the event here

*** By attending the event you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording will occur. By attending the event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, or reproduction to be used for the CFFP website and CFFP promotional purposes.***

About CFFP:
The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) is a research and advocacy organisation promoting a feminist approach to foreign policy. With its vision to challenge the status quo of foreign policy, the CFFP puts people instead of special interests at the core of policy initiatives. Our vision is to see a feminist foreign policy adopted globally. We promote this approach by combining academic research, advocacy and community work, and showcasing government's successes in the area. We are the world’s first organisation focusing on feminist foreign policy - and the timing could not be any better given both disastrous foreign policy decisions around the world and an ever stronger feminist movement. Our work is based on three core values: intersectionality, integrity and collaboration.

Nina Bernarding, CFFP