Department of Anthropology

April 12-13: 2007 LBJ Conference, “Gender, Globalization, and Governance"

Mon, April 9, 2007

2007 Gender and Globalization Conference: “Gender, Globalization, and Governance”

The University of Texas at Austin, April 12-13, 2007.

This conference seeks to examine the twenty-first century implications of the intersection of the modern women's movement and the rise of globalization. As globalization has created increasing transnational connections, governance institutions have undergone rapid transformations, becoming more heterogeneous and porous to outside influences. The result of these changes holds both opportunities and obstacles for the future of women's rights. This conference will consider the respective roles of international governance, states, and non-state actors in crafting gender policy, contributing to debates about how international and national policymakers negotiate the changing global order.

When: April 12-13, 2007

Where: April 12 – Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law April 13 – Old Regent's Conference Room, Main Building rm. 212 (UT Tower)

The conference is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Keynote Discussion: "Women's Human Rights Activism: Where Did We Start, Where Should We Go?" April 12, 2007 5:30 – 7 pm: Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law

featuring Arvonne Fraser – former US Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women Irene Tinker – Co-Founder of the International Center for Research on Women Sissy Farenthold – former Texas State Representative and co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus

Conference Panels Governing Violence: Legislating Rape as Genocide April 12 - 3:30 – 5 pm

Governing Movement: the Feminization of Migration April 13 - 9-10:45 am

Governing Labor: Women in the Informal Labor Market April 13 - 11am-12:30pm

Governing Health: the Gendered Nature of the HIV/AIDS Crisis April 13 - 1:30-3pm

Gendering Governance: Where Do We Go From Here? April 13 - 3 - 4:30pm

We are extremely fortunate to have Ambassador Arvonne Fraser, Dr. Irene Tinker, and the Honorable Sissy Farenthold serving as our keynote speakers. All three women are incredible pioneers of the international women's rights and human rights movements. They will share from their experiences working within and outside the UN on women's human rights issues. These three women are rarely able to lecture altogether, so please take advantage of the great opportunity to hear them speak!

Registration is open and available online.

Speakers Include: Patricia Viseur-Sellers – former Legal Advisor for Gender-Related Crimes, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court Vasuki Nesiah – Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice Colin Rajah – Program Director for International Migrant Rights and Global Justice, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Nicola Piper – Consultant, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Christina Tzintzun – Project Director, Workers Defense Fund Prabha Kotiswaren – Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London Judith Auerbach – Deputy Executive Director for Science and Public Policy, San Francisco AIDS Foundation Hilary Charlesworth – Professor of Law, Australian National University Mariama Williams – Research Associate, International Gender and Trade Network, and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

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