Roundtable on Youth and Women, Peace and Security, November 2nd, 2022

Roundtable on Youth and Women, Peace and Security, November 2nd, 2022

The Center for Equal Opportunities Policies of the Faculty of Political Science (CPES), University of Bucharest, in partnership with Embassy of Canada in Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova and the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC)

invites you to the


November 2nd, 2022; 14h00 – 15h30

Studio Hall, ARCUB, 84-90 Lipscani

13.40 – 14.00 Welcome coffee

14.00 – 14.05 Welcome message

Prof. Ionela BĂLUȚĂ, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bcuharest

14.05 – 14.10 H.E. Miss Annick GOULET, Ambassador of Canada to Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova

14.10 – 14.15 Mr. Kai BRAND-JACOBSEN, President of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute (PATRIR)

14.15 – 14.25: H.E. Miss Jacqueline O’NEILL – Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security

14.30 – 15.30 Open discussions

Moderator: Ionela BĂLUȚĂ

The event is open for the students of the Faculty of Political Science, with pre-registration here.

Canada’s ambassador for Women, Peace and Security


Jacqueline O’Neill has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Alberta and a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Throughout her career, Ms. O’Neill has supported the creation of national strategies and policy frameworks for more than 30 countries, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations.

She has helped establish the field of women, peace, and security and its application in governments, security forces, and multilateral organizations. She has advised the Government of Canada on the country’s first (2011-2016) and second (2017 to present) national action plans on women, peace, and security.

As President of the Institute for Inclusive Security, Ms. O’Neill directly supported coalitions of women leaders in Colombia, South Sudan, Sudan, Pakistan, and beyond. Through this work, she advocated for women’s meaningful inclusion in peace negotiations, national political dialogues, and policy making. She also worked at the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan and at Khartoum’s Ahfad University for Women.

Along with former Lt. General Roméo Dallaire, she helped found the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative to eliminate the use of children during conflict. Prior to that, Ms. O’Neill was a policy advisor to Canada’s Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region. Most recently, she was a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and a member of the board of directors of the Canadian International Council.


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