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Dr. Valerie Hudson

International Securities Scholar

Dr. Valerie Hudson is an expert on international security and foreign policy analysis as well as gender and security and directs the Bush School’s Program on Women, Peace, and Security.

In 2009, Foreign Policy named her one of the top 100 Most Influential Global Thinkers. She is the author of Bare Branches: Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population, Sex and World Peace, The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, and her most recent book is The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide.

Dr. Hudson created the groundbreaking nation-by-nation database on women, the WomanStats Database (http://www.womanstats.org/). Using this data, Hudson and her co-principal investigators from the WomanStats Project have published a wide variety of empirical work linking the security of women to the security of states.

Political Science International Affairs Gender

The Oldest Tyranny

Oct. 13, 2022

Despite great social diversity across the planet, it is an observable fact that males subordinates females across almost all human cultures. Elle speaks with securities scholar Dr. Valerie Hudson about how this ancient sexua…