Nov 15, 2011 | 12:00PM

Seeing Like a Peacebuilder: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Séverine Autesserre

Why do international interventions so often fail to secure a sustainable peace? Why do others succeed? To answer these questions, we need to analyze how various cultures influence non-military peacebuilders on the ground, how the various actors and functions of peace interventions interact, and how shared understandings can promote peace intervention success. Based on qualitative […]

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africana, democracy, human rights, peace, policy, transnational, violence, war

James Room
Nov 1, 2011 | 6:30PM

What’s on Your Plate? The History and Politics of Food

Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, and Paige West

How much do you know about the food you eat? Food production and the politics surrounding it have an enormous impact on our environment and economy. In recent years, scientists and activists have raised concerns about the sustainability and security of our food systems here in the US and around the world, but food has […]

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africana, anthropology, biology, class, economic justice, economics, environment, health, history, intersectionality, policy, politics, race, science

Sulzberger Parlor
Oct 24, 2011 | 6:30PM

States of Exception: Children’s Human Rights and the Humanities

Wendy S. Hesford

This year’s McIntyre lecturer, Wendy S. Hesford, integrates critical legal studies and feminist rhetorical criticism to examine the figure of the child as a limit condition to the liberal subject of human rights law. Through her analysis of contemporary representations of children living in varied states of political exception and social exclusion—stateless children, children born […]

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academy, children, family, history, human rights, immigration, policy, violence, war

NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
Oct 19, 2011 | 9:30AM

Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory

The overlap between bio-diverse and indigenous geographical areas of the world has led to a new wave of territorial dispossession. This conference will explore new forms of indigenous feminism and feminist agency being forged in the current round of struggles for the protection of territory and autonomy in Mexico and other parts of the world. […]

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activism, anthropology, economics, environment, human rights, indigeneity, latina, policy, race, transnational, violence, war

Miller Theater and Wood Auditorium
Oct 15, 2011 | 8:00PM

Injured Cities, Urban Afterlives

What are the effects of catastrophe on cities, their inhabitants, and the larger world? How can we address the politics of terror with which states react to their vulnerability? This conference, convened ten years after September 11, 2001, aims to explore the effects of catastrophe and to imagine more life-affirming modes of redress and reinvention. […]

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academy, activism, arts, democracy, emotion, history, literature, public feelings, violence

Hunter College
Oct 15, 2011 | 10:00AM

Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

Visit the conference website for additional information and online registration. Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Hunter College in New York City. The conference will bring together three generations to witness, respond and analyze present day realities in law, politics, the confluence […]

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activism, africana, class, gender, media, policy, politics, race, sexuality

James Room
Oct 11, 2011 | 6:30PM

“Sex” is Not a Mechanism: Making “Sex-Specific Medicine” More Scientific

Rebecca Jordan-Young

Since the women’s health movement blossomed in the 1970s, there has been an ever-increasing trend toward examining all aspects of human health for evidence of sex differences. But some of the movement’s major achievements—such as a federal mandate to collect and analyze data by sex in all health research—may paradoxically turn out to be obstacles […]

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biology, gender, health, science, sexuality

Kimmel Center
Oct 11, 2011 | 6:00PM

Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

Alisa Del Tufo, Loretta J. Ross, and Karen Morgaine

For registration and additional information, please visit the conference website. Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence, working to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, media advocacy, […]

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activism, class, economic justice, family, health, human rights, immigration, intersectionality, labor, policy, politics, race, reproductive justice, violence

Oct 3, 2011 | 12:00PM

Julia Ward Howe’s Hippolytus: Remaking Greek Tragedy for Nineteenth-Century America

Helene Foley

In 1857, Julia Ward Howe, poet, author of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and later a prominent social activist and feminist, wrote a new version of Hippolytus for the then famous actors Edwin Booth and Charlotte Cushman. After its Boston premiere was abruptly and mysteriously cancelled, the play was not performed until 1911 and […]

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arts, gender, history, literature, performance

Registration in Barnard Hall Lobby
Sep 24, 2011 | 6:00PM

Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action

DESCRIPTION PROGRAM MEDIA PARTNERS VIDEOS AND PODCASTS A conference in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Barnard Center for Research on Women Forty years ago, the Barnard Center for Research on Women began its mission of using research and knowledge to advance feminist scholarship and long-term partnerships with activist groups. Inspired by the new […]

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academy, activism, africana, barnard, education, history, intersectionality, queer, transnational, writing

Sulzberger Parlor
Apr 12, 2011 | 6:30PM

Public Feelings Salon

Lauren Berlant, Lisa Duggan, José Muñoz, Tavia Nyong'o, and Ann Pellegrini

The inaugural event in BCRW’s new Salon series, this engaged dialogue brings together several prominent and influential scholars whose work explores how affect and emotion influence public life. Just as feminism has sought to identify the ways in which the personal and the political are linked, the study of “public feelings” draws our attention to […]

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arts, emotion, gender, performance, politics, public feelings, queer, sexuality

Event Oval
Apr 6, 2011 | 6:30PM

Created in God’s Image: Intersections of Judaism, Gender, and Human Rights

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster '01

In this year’s Rennert Forum lecture, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster ’01 will reflect on her work as a human rights activist, mobilizing the Jewish community on campaigns against US-sponsored torture and modern slavery. Rabbi Kahn-Troster has worked tirelessly to bring about change in US foreign and domestic policy and to educate the public about the reality […]

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activism, gender, human rights, judaism, policy, religion, violence