Jody M. Prescott Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Jody M. Prescott

Lecturer
University of Vermont

How do we quantify and qualify the operational risk posed by the failure to incorporate considerations of gender into civilian-centric missions, such as disaster relief or stability operations? I am a retired U.S. Army military attorney, now a lecturer teaching at UVM. I have been working on this question since I returned from Afghanistan almost a decade ago, and I believe the answer involves in part the likely compounding negative effects of armed conflict and climate change on women.

Biography

I was an active duty U.S. Army military attorney for 25 years, with operational tours in Bosnia and Afghanistan.  I also had two tours in Germany, two in Alaska, and a tour in Norway at the Joint Warfare Centre.  I taught at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  I now teach Environmental Law, Energy Law & Climate Change, and Cybersecurity Law & Policy at the University of Vermont.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    The operationalization of gender, climate change and military operations, developing cyber leaders, and military ethics.

Personal Interests

    Cross-country skiing, hiking, flat-water kayaking

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Armed Conflict, Women and Climate Change- Prescott - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

The Three Swords, No. 32, pp. 6-20

Lawfare: Softwiring Resilience into the Network


Published: Jul 01, 2017 by The Three Swords, No. 32, pp. 6-20
Authors: Prescott, J.
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

Responding to hybrid warfare by emphasizing the development of informal staff working relationships from the twin perspectives of functionality and shared values.

University of Hawaii Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 17, pp. 1-45

Gender, Law and Policy: Japan's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security


Published: Dec 01, 2015 by University of Hawaii Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 17, pp. 1-45
Authors: Prescott, J., Iwata, E, and Pincus, R
Subjects: Gender & Intersectionality Studies

A review of gender in the military activities and operations of the Japan Self-Defence Forces (JSDF), and an assessment of the suitability of NATO, Australian and U.S. gender incorporation efforts to serve as a model for the JSDF.

Vermont Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 15, pp. 42-77

Climate Change, Gender and Rethinking Military Operations


Published: Dec 01, 2014 by Vermont Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 15, pp. 42-77
Authors: Prescott, J.
Subjects: Gender & Intersectionality Studies

Assessment of the impact of climate change and the treatment of gender in current military operations, and proposals for military approaches to address the linkages between armed conflict, gender and climate change in "wars amongst the people."

Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 42-77

Building the Ethical Cyber Commander


Published: Dec 01, 2014 by Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 42-77
Authors: Prescott, J.
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

Assessment of the special challenges facing cyber commanders as they seek to apply international humanitarian law in cyber conflict, and a proposal to use Peer-to-Peer training with ethics case studies as a vehicle to address these challenges.

Videos

Ordinary Soldiers: A Case Study in Ethics, Law and Leadership

Published: Aug 01, 2016

An explanation of the use of the Ordinary Soldiers lesson plan with different audiences, using a historical case study from the Holocaust to teach law, ethics and leadership.

Women, Peace and Security 2016: Food Security (Beginning at 37:20)

Published: May 01, 2016

Discussion of the need to address the connections between food security and gender in civilian-centric military operations.

Vermont Senate Hearing on Climate Science, 25 March 2015

Published: Mar 25, 2015

COL (Ret.) Prescott testifies on the relationship between military operations, climate change and gender.