School of Transnational Governance

Empowering Women In and Through Foreign Policy

Feminist Foreign Policy


Date: 26-28 June 2019

Place: Escuela Diplomatica, Madrid

Scientific Coordinator: Ruth Rubio Marín (EUI) 

This Executive Training focuses on the impact of gender in shaping international relations and on the development of a feminist foreign policy. By challenging the prevailing conceptions of foreign policy, participants will acquire skills and tools on how to apply systematic gender quality perspectives in their daily international work.

By combining input session from well-known experts in the field, soft skills sessions, case studies, individual and group work, this training aims to train professionals involved in foreign policy-making, policy advice, as well as research on the links between foreign policy and gender, as well civil society actors engaged in promoting gender equality.

Training Objectives:

  • Analyse models, methods and practices of women empowerment in foreign policy sector;
  • Understand and analyse global political issues and the behaviour of different actors from gender-sensitive perspectives;
  • Discuss and critically analyse conceptions and developments of a feminist foreign policy including in the domains of security, foreign aid and trade and development;
  • Learn skills of gender mainstreaming, leadership, conflict management and negotiation within the field of international relations and foreign policy.


Meet your Course Coordinator:

Ruth Rubio Marìn

Ruth Rubio Marín

Ruth Rubio Marín is Part-time Professor and director of the Gender and Governance Cluster of the School of Transnational Governance (STG). She is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla, and a member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. Previously, she has held a Chair in Comparative Public Law at the European University Institute.