Carol Cohn

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Consortium Senior Fellow, 2002–2004
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Dr. Carol Cohn came to her Consortium fellowship as an interdisciplinary scholar with a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought from the Union Graduate School. Her research and writing focused on gender and international security, with extensive work in the area of weapons of mass destruction. Her research on the discourse of civilian nuclear defense intellectuals was supported by a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant in Peace and International Security, and a fellowship at the Bunting Institute. Dr. Cohn has held research positions in the Defense and Arms Control Program of the Center for International Studies at MIT and the Harvard Medical School, and teaching positions at The New School for Social Research and Bowdoin College. As a Consortium Senior Fellow, Dr. Cohn was based at the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College and the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management. In the first year, Dr. Cohn jointly authored a paper with feminist philosopher Sara Ruddick, "A Feminist Ethical Perspective on Weapons of Mass Destruction," which was later published in Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious and Secular Perspectives, edited by Sohail Hashmi and Steven Lee. In her second year, her research examined gender mainstreaming in international peace and security institutions, focusing on the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, and the ongoing efforts by NGOs and UN entities to ensure its implementation. The resulting Consortium Working Paper, "Mainstreaming Gender in UN Security Policy: A Path to Political Transformation?" was later published in Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, edited by Shirin M. Rai and Georgina Waylen.

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