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Mission Critical: Transatlantic Security and Diversity

28 October 2013

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.

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Joshua Polchar

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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