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Press releases

The Male Dominance in Diplomacy is Changing
The number of female diplomats in the world has increased in the last 20 years, although the most prestigious positions remain heavily male dominated. However, even this imbalance is changing, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg. From October 11, 2017.

Read the press release here: The Male Dominance in Diplomacy is Changing

Articles about the program

Female Diplomats Clash with Male Norms
The diplomatic world was long populated entirely by men. Now more and more women are being appointed ambassadors. What gender norms govern diplomacy, and how does this affect female diplomats? These are issues that Ann Towns, a Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the University of Gothenburg, wants to explore. From 2014.

Read the article here: Female Diplomats Clash with Male Norms

Other public activities

Towards a peaceful global order and gender justice in diplomacy.
Invited public talk for the 350-year Symposium at Lund University, March 7 2017.
Panelist, ”Feministisk diplomati och utrikespolitik?” Almedalen, 2015-07-03.

Read more here: Towards a peaceful global order and gender justice in diplomacy