This course examines female roles in contemporary insurgencies and small armies, as well as gender-specific public diplomacy, counterinsurgency, and civilian engagement strategies. Particular attention will be paid to Marxist insurgencies in Latin America – FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the ELN (National Liberation Army), along with groups in the Middle East – the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan and the YPJ in Syria.
While this course focuses on the pragmatic rather than the ideological, covered topics are germane to a mandated focus of U.S. foreign policy as outlined in the United States Government’s Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-68) (WPS Act).
This course may be taken as a part of the following programs:
- Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs
- Master of Arts in Statecraft and International Affairs
- Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence Studies
- Certificate in American Foreign Policy
- Certificate in Comparative Political Culture
- Certificate in Conflict Prevention
- Certificate in Counterterrorism
- Certificate in Homeland Security
- Certificate in Intelligence
- Certificate in International Politics
- Certificate in National Security Affairs
- Certificate in Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence
- Continuing Education Program