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Erin Cooper

Public Affairs Project Specialist

Erin Cooper is a Women, Peace and Security Project Specialist with Our Secure Future. She graduated from the University of Denver for a Master’s in International Studies with specializations in Security and Human Rights focusing on human trafficking, human security and the relationship between security policy and international development. At the University of Denver she served as the Deputy Director for the 2019-2020 academic year for the Human Trafficking Center. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh for her Bachelor’s degree where she double majored in History and Political Science with a concentration in American Legal History. She has previously interned for the U.S. Mission to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with the Department of State, One Earth Future with Our Secure Future, and the International Rescue Committee. Prior to the University of Denver, she served as an Education Volunteer with the Peace Corps in rural Thailand, worked as an operations manager in a retail store, and is a certified yoga instructor.


Maeve Kennedy Distinguished Women Award

Global Women’s Groups Honored in Memory of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean

July 16, 2020
Grassroots women-led groups given the 2020 Distinguished Partners for Women, Peace and Security Award in honor of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean.
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Mobilizing Men as Partners for Change

June 22, 2020
The Women, Peace and Security agenda, as laid out by UN Security Council Resolution 1325, presents many opportunities to transform the peace and security sector.
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Women Wednesday: Melanne Verveer

September 17, 2019
“Investments in women are positively correlated to growth, prosperity, stability, democracy, health - and vital to our national security. We cannot write off the talent of half the world and expect to confront our challenges.”
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Policy Frameworks Supporting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the U.S. Context

July 08, 2019
What are the national and international policy frameworks that shaped the U.S. Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 and the mandated WPS Strategy that followed? Our Secure Future partnered with some congressional offices to request the Congressional Research Service to illuminate these structures... more