Despite progress in recent decades, women continue to be underrepresented in foreign policy and national security sectors. What are the implications of this gender imbalance, how does it impact women’s participation in policymaking and academia, and what can be done to encourage more women into foreign policy and national security careers?

The United States Studies Centre held a public discussion between 2018 Alliance 21 Fellow, Madelyn Creedon, and Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy Gorana Grgic on what the future holds for women in the field. Madelyn also reflected on her distinguished career in the US public service, spanning the US Senate Armed Services Committee, the Pentagon, and the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.