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About Valerie Hudson

Valerie Hudson is a Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Services, Texas A&M University. She co-authored the books Bare Branches: Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population, and Sex and World Peace, Her new book The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, will be published by Columbia University Press in 2104 . Dr Hudson developed a nation-by-nation database on women and has published a wide variety of empirical work linking the security of women to the security of states. 

Articles by Valerie Hudson

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Gloria Steinem: toward a feminist foreign policy

Feminism, when you look at it as Gloria Steinem does, as the recognition of the full humanity and full equality of both men and women, is peace work

Gender lenses and refugee assistance

Gender matters greatly in any form of third party assistance. Refugee camps are not sanctuaries from violence if they are not safe for women and girls.

Of canaries and coal mines

Are women the canaries in the coal mine, their ill treatment signalling larger problems within a society?  Or is there something deeper going on?  Might male-female relations actually be the coal mine itself?

Getting serious about data on women

Unprecedented access to data and information has been a tremendous boon to those who care about the situation of women worldwide. Valerie Hudson argues that it's now time to address the gaps in the "data" and to be smarter about collecting, compiling and using data concerning women. 

The foundation of human security in every society

The social fabric of a group is woven, in the first place, by the efforts of women. After war, the surest way to rebuild society is to protect and empower those who will re-weave the torn social fabric if given half a chance to do so: the women.

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