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Project Officer, Gender and Security Division

Callum Watson is a project officer for the DCAF Gender and Security Programme in Eastern Europe. His work primarily focuses on teaching gender to the military in NATO and Partner countries as well as on gender and justice reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this role he conducts research, develops educational resources, delivers courses and provides technical assistance on gender and security in collaboration with both Gender and Security Programme staff and external partners, such as the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes. His main research interest is in men and masculinities.

Callum previously worked for DCAF's UN and Security Sector Reform Programme within the Research Division, focusing especially on UN support to National Security Policy-making. Prior to joining DCAF, he worked as a civil servant at the Fukuyama Board of Education in Japan. His work included English language syllabus development, teaching and promoting cultural exchange. He also has voluntary experience in rural development projects in Tamil Nadu, India and in Human Rights with Amnesty International.

Callum holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics where he specialized in political science. During this time he was involved in academic exchanges in the Middle East and the Western Balkans. He also completed a master's degree in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute for International Affairs and Development in Geneva where he specialised in gender and foreign policy.

Callum speaks English, French and Japanese.