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Jody M. Prescott

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Jody has been teaching at UVM since 2012, and now teaches environmental law, energy law & climate change, and cybersecurity law & policy. He returned to Vermont after serving 25 years as an Army military attorney. While in the Army, he served as an appellate attorney; senior defense counsel and international claims chief in Germany; claims chief in Sarajevo (NATO Implementation Force); deputy general counsel and then general counsel for U.S. Army Alaska; and staff attorney and legal observer/trainer at Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway. His final operational assignment was as the Chief Legal Advisor, Kabul (NATO International Security Assistance Force), 2008-2009. He also taught at the Army Command & General Staff College, 2000-2003, and at West Point, 2009-2011. His publications include the forthcoming Empirical Assessment of IHL Training: Better Protection for Civilians and Detainees in Armed Conflict (Anthem Press 2021); Armed Conflict, Women and Climate Change (Routledge 2018); and Ordinary Soldiers: A Case Study in Ethics, Law & Leadership (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2014).

Making Gender in Armed Conflict Operationally Relevant

The following article is based on two companion pieces on the operational risk of ignoring gender from November 2020, Gender Blindness in US Doctrine in Parameters, and Moving from Gender Analysis to Risk Analysis of Failing to Consider Gender in the RUSI Journal. It has been over 20 years now since the promulgation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security by the UN Security Council.  One of the most important provisions of the resolution was the call for “all parties to armed conflict to respect fully international law applicable to the rights and protection of women and girls, especially…