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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.
He is co-facilitating the session 'Towards LGBT Equality in Militaries Worldwide'.
A wide body of scientific literature has analyzed the consequences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (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.
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
The poster "Peace and Conflict Across Time" assesses long-term fluctuations across various types of conflict, whilst focusing on quintessential pillars of peace rather than on drivers of conflict.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 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.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