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All FSI News News March 8, 2021

Hoover Institution panelists say women face significant barriers in national security, academia

Former NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller made no bones about the challenges of being a woman in foreign policy and national security. “You have to have a tough hide,” she said. “There’s no way around it.”
Gottemoeller (top row left), Zegart (top row center), Hirsi Ali (top row right), Rice (bottom row left) and Economy (bottom row right)
Gottemoeller (top row left), Zegart (top row center), Hirsi Ali (top row right), Rice (bottom row left) and Economy (bottom row right)

Hoover Institution fellow and former NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller made no bones about the challenges of being a woman in foreign policy and national security.

“You have to have a tough hide,” she said at a Monday event commemorating the role of women in national security for International Womens’ Day. “There’s no way around it, because it is often not forgiving and the games that can be played both by foreign counterparts and by your own country can be really extreme.”

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