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Women Influencing Foreign Policy

BATTLE RHYTHM PODCAST

August 7, 2019

In this episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef reveals she has been named Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment. Discussing the news, Steve and Stef ponder the significance of Canada not being invited to join the British fleet amidst tensions with Iran. They go on to discuss Canada's efforts to replace the F18 as well as Turkey’s procurement of Russian air defence systems and its implications for NATO. They also analyze and offer their thoughts on the Heyder Beattie Sexual Misconduct settlement. This episode features listener questions with responses from Steve and Stef. The Emerging Scholar segment is with Meaghan Shoemaker who discusses her research on how women’s deployment decisions and motivations are gendered. In the feature interview, Stef speaks with Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin about her award-winning book Women as Foreign Policy Leaders. Finally, in Steve's Peeves, Steve discusses the problem of sexual misconduct in the US armed forces and the role of Congress on addressing it.

Participant Biographies:

  • Stéfanie von Hlatky: Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Stephen M. Saideman: Paterson Chair in International Affairs, as well as Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien Sur La Défense et la Sécurité, and Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Meaghan Shoemaker: a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queens University. Her research interests include NATO, human security, veterans, gender.
  • Sylvia Bashevkin: a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her primary research focus is gender and politics, notably women’s impact as public leaders. She is the author most recently of Women as Foreign Policy Leaders, a comparative study of four American decision-makers since the Reagan years. Her edited volume on women premiers in the Canadian provinces and territories is forthcoming in spring 2019 from UBC Press.

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