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On October 24th, Joshua Polchar will present 'LGBT in the Armed Forces: An International Perspective' at the OutServe-SLDN 2013 International Leadership Conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel in armed forces.
A wide body of scientific literature has analyzed the consequences of LGBT people serving in armed forces and during international operations. HCSS aims to take stock of what we know about the potential risks and opportunities presented by an inclusive approach to LGBT service members.
HCSS will spearhead the future debate on on LGBT military service in an innovative new study, which will assess the challenges faced by LGBT individuals in armed forces around the world.
Joshua Polchar is a strategic analyst at HCSS. He specializes in diversity and inclusion, governance, and resources. He created the LGBT Military Index, and is developing a strategic vision for inclusion in armed forces.
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From 30 July to 2 August the 4th NATO LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Working Group took place in Stockholm (Sweden), with the support of the Swedish Minister of Defence and the Swedish armed forces.Read more
Today at a meeting of the NATO LGBT Working Group in Stockholm, Karin Enström, Swedish Minister of Defense, spoke to delegates from around the world on the importance of inclusion in the military, stressing that "diversity is an absolutely basic premise for a modern armed force." HCSS strategic analyst Joshua Polchar was also present.Read more
HCSS has launched the LGBT Military Index, the first ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members in the armed forces.Read more
On 20th February, HCSS will launch the LGBT Military Index, the world's first ranking of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel in armed forces.Read more
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies is preparing to launch the LGBT Military Index, the world’s first ranking of armed forces by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender service members.Read more
HCSS is producing the first ever global index of LGBT participation in armed forces. Using a range of indicators on LGBT inclusiveness, HCSS analysts have scored and ranked over 100 countries.Read more
On October 30th Joshua Polchar will be at the conference 'Mission Critical: Transatlantic Security and Diversity' hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C.Read more
Op woensdag 13 maart 2013 presenteert het Den Haag Centrum voor Strategische Studies de HCSS Strategische Monitor 2013: “De Toekomst in alle Staten”. Dit is een adviesrapport in opdracht van de Nederlandse regering en het anticipeert op toekomstige ontwikkelingen in de internationale veiligheidsomgeving.Read more
One of Europe’s mayor challenges in the 21st century is the availability of the irreplaceable natural resource Phosphorus. Phosphorus is essential for our worldwide food security. It can and should be treated in more sustainable ways.Read more
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