Carol Cohn is the founding director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, and a leader in the scholarly community addressing issues of gender in global politics, armed conflict and security.  Her research interests have focused on gender integration issues in the US military, feminist approaches to thinking about weapons of mass destruction, the gender dimensions of contemporary armed conflicts, the concept of “vulnerability” in security and humanitarian discourse, and gender mainstreaming in international peace and security institutions.

In addition to her research, Carol conducts training and workshops on 1325 and provides consultancy on gender mainstreaming for institutions such as the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).