SAS-137 Research Symposium: Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units

Tuesday, 05. February 2019 until Thursday, 07. February 2019 13:00 - 17:00



The NATO STO's Systems Analysis and Studies (SAS) Panel conducts studies, analysis and information exchange activities that explore how operational capability can be provided and enhanced through the exploitation of new technologies, new forms of organization or new concepts of operation

In support of new initiatives, as well efforts to increase the representation of women in close ground combat units through enhanced selection, training, and retention strategies, this Research Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units will provide opportunity to share lessons learned, best practices, and research analysis. It will provide insights to support the expansion of combat roles for women and to better understand the impact of gender integration on ground combat units.

Please note that this symposium is open to NATO Nations/Organizations, NATO STO Enhanced Opportunity Partners (Australia, Finland, Sweden) Partnership for Peace Nations, Argentina, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

The Programme Committee was able to build a mature programme with a focus on new and innovative ideas about threats and responses. Among the speakers are representatives from United States Marine Corps, Women In International Security, Canadian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan and German Ministry of Defense.

The General Information Package is available (password protected) at this meeting announcement after your registration is validated. This package contains all information to make travel arrangements and benefit from negotiated hotel rates. The limited number of blocked rooms will be released on 5 January 2019.

The Conference Booklet will be published at the same location (password protected) 1 week prior to the conference and only accessible to participants in the conference.

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