Bringing Feminism into International Relations: A Road to Optimism

The panel will underscore the critical ways that feminist theory needs to be incorporated into the mainstream field of International Relations. It will push back on the structures of power, which have been mainly masculine, with introspection about how gender affects every decision we make, the importance of intersectional lens in political and diplomatic activities, and how representation matters on the world stage. Ultimately, the panel will reflect on how we can embrace optimism and hope as tools in our feminist work towards a better future.