Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units
Abstr. due: 01.10.2018
Dates: 05.02.19 — 07.02.19
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This is the Call for Papers for the SAS-137 Symposium on Integration of Women into Ground Combat Units. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, PfP nations, Australia and New Zealand and is scheduled to take place in 5 - 7 February 2019 in Quantico, USA.
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, the symposium will provide opportunity to share lessons learned, best practices, and research analysis and insights to support the expansion of combat roles for women and to better understand the impact of gender integration on ground combat units.
The objectives of this symposium are to share research and best practices regarding:
• The influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors of gender integration in ground close combat units and their impact on combat effectiveness.
• Effective processes and strategies for the integration of women in ground close combat units, including, for example, training, leadership, and accommodation strategies.
• Appropriate methodologies for monitoring, measurement and assessment of integration, including measurement of cohesion and inclusion.
• Career and cohort management of women and men in combat roles.
Papers are solicited that draw from historical perspectives, leadership experience, and research insights regarding successful integration as well as research and best practices that support strategies for longer term monitoring of recruitment, representation and retention of women in ground close combat units. Papers and presentations will also be solicited to increase understanding of differences and similarities in experience and strategies for inclusion and career management of women in enlisted and officer positions; the impact of voluntary versus involuntary assignments; and active duty versus reservist.
Authors are invited to submit completed papers or extended abstracts that should provide an explicit statement of the content of the paper and its relevance to the symposium. Abstracts should be between 200-300 words in English; diagrams may be included. The Programme Committee is particularly looking for new and innovative ideas about threats and/or responses.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word format to the Programme Committee Co-Chairs Mrs. Laura Chewning and Dr. Karen D. Davis, and to the SAS Panel Office, Mr. Jeroen Groenevelt, no later than 01 October 2018 and no later than 01 September 2018 for US Authors and US affiliated. For more specific instruction please see attached Call for Papers.