British Council funded INSPIRE project between Peace Studies and Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi
PhD candidates Gwyneth Sutherlin, Susan Flamig and Roberta Hollanda accompanied Dr Julia Buxton and SSIS Strategic Services Head Amanda Gilbert to Pakistan in December for the closing events of the three year British Council funded INSPIRE project between Peace Studies and Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi.
The project, which focuses on capacity building on peace, gender and conflict research among female academics and parliamentarians held a wrap up conference on the morning of the 11th December at which representatives from the British Council and Pakistan Parliamentary Research Services were panelists. Afternoon events included two workshops led by the PhD candidates which focused on research skills and methods, and publishing in academic journals. The event was attended by a large number of students and academics from universities across Pakistan, as well as officials from the European Union, journalists, civil society organizations and diplomatic staff.