Past Event

What is Feminist Politics Now? Local and Global

September 19, 2008 - September 20, 2008
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Jerome Green Hall and Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features a two-day conference gathering speakers from within Columbia University as well as outside institutes of higher learning to discuss the modern notion of feminism. The program celebrates the 21st anniversary of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWGS) at Columbia University.

Panel #1: Is Feminism Translatable?
Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
Lydia Liu, Columbia University
Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard University
Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University
Moderated byDorothy Ko, Professor of History, Barnard College

Panel #2: World Leaders Forum: Liberalism and its Others
Lara Deeb, University of California, Irvine
Inderpal Grewal, University of California, Irvine
Yvonne Hirdman, Stockholm University
Teresa Valdes, Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (Santiago, Chile) and Stanford University
Wang Zheng, University of Michigan
Moderated by: Lila Abu-Lughod, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University

Panel #3: Closing Session: Linkages
Temma Kaplan, Rutgers University
Juana María Rodríguez, Berkeley Research University of California
Neferti Tadiar, Barnard College
Moderated by: Katherine Franke, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University

Cosponsored by:
The Center for Gender and Sexuality, Office of the Provost, and Barnard Center for Research on Women