Urban Jaksa is currently finishing his PhD in International Politics at the University of York. His research focuses on ‘frozen conflicts’ involving unrecognized and partially recognized states in post-Soviet space. He is particularly interested in the nexus of Security and Gender. In 2014 as a Trainee for NATO he worked closely with the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. He helped her team organize the first ever conference on gender equality in the security sector that involved civil society organisations on equal footing with NATO. His work on implementing UNSCR 1325 within NATO was complemented with work for the European External Action Service as one of thirteen youth delegates on the implementation of UNSCR 2250. Urban has continued exploring gender and conflict as a researcher, recently as a visiting Fulbright scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and a guest researcher at Higher School of Economics in Moscow. To this day he continues to be active in gender mainstreaming in the security sector through his involvement with Women in International Security (WIIS).
PhD Candidate and Researcher, University of York
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Women Empowerment
Country of Origin: Slovenia
City of Residency: Ljubljana, Slovenia