Kori Schake
Kori Schake is deputy director general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a former deputy director for policy planning at the U.S. Department of State. 

Kori Schake is deputy director general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She previously served as senior policy advisor for the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, deputy director for policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, and director for defense strategy and requirements on the White House National Security Council staff.

Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program works to analyze how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. The program informs policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public about issues related to gender equality and U.S. foreign policy through scholarship, roundtable discussions, briefings, and the Women Around the World blog.

How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention
How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests
Despite growing international recognition of women’s role in security, their representation in peace and security processes has lagged.
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Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict
Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge.
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