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2018 Allan Martin lecture with Ann Curthoys

Professor Ann Curthoys
22 May 2018 - 6:00pm

The ANU School of History is pleased to host the 2018 Allan Martin Lecture with keynote speaker Professor Ann Curthoys.

Paid parental leave and gender norms in the United States and Australia

Professor Deborah Widiss, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
16 May 2018 - 2:30pm

In both the United States and Australia, women provide the bulk of care for infants, establishing patterns that may have ongoing effects on how mothers (and fathers) balance work and care obligations throughout the childrearing years.

Why the triple talaq must stop: Interrogating a slice of contemporary history in India

Professor Syed Tanveer Nasreen, University of Burdwan
26 April 2018 - 4:00pm

In this lecture, Prof Nasreen will show that triple talaq has become an acid test for Indian democracy that aims to offer all women rights equal to that enjoyed by men.

Gillian Triggs - An Australian bill of rights

ANU Law Reform & Social Justice; Amnesty International Australia ACT/SNSW Action Centre
18 April 2018 - 7:00pm

Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Gillian Triggs will examine the state of play of human rights in Australia and revisit the case for an Australian Bill of Rights. 

How big is the problem of violence against women? The challenge of intersectional measurement at the global level

Professor Sally Engle Merry, New York University
14 March 2018 - 5:30pm

Prof Sally Engle Merry will talk about the challenges around how to qualify and quantify violence against women globally.

The baby out with the bathwater… disavowal and disappearance of motherhood in 20th and 21st century academic feminism

Professor Andrea O’Reilly, York University
29 November 2017 - 6:30pm

In this public talk Andrea O’Reilly will introduce Motherhood Studies providing an overview of the development of scholarship on motherhood

Prosecute; don't perpetrate

Susan Hutchinson; Gai Brodtmann; Geoffrey Skillen; Nikki Marczak
23 November 2017 - 6:00pm

Ending impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict

Sport, masculinity, and neoliberalism: Cameroonian footballers, Fijian rugby players, and Senegalese wrestlers

Professor Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam
26 October 2017 - 3:00pm

In Cameroon, Fiji, and Senegal, athletic hopefuls prospectively embody new gendered subjectivities in hope of marketing their athletic talent

The SDGs & gender equality: from global to the Pacific

Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women; Miwa Kato, Regional Representative, UN Women Asia and the Pacific; and Aleta Miller, Representative, UN Women
10 October 2017 - 5:30pm

In a free Canberra public lecture, Virginia Haussegger, Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, will facilitate a conversation with UN Women leaders about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and progress underway towards achieving SDG 5 – gender equality and women’s empowerment – by 2030.

Books that changed humanity | A vindication of the rights of woman

Associate Professor Karen Green, University of Melbourne
6 October 2017 - 5:30pm

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. Join us as Associate Professor Karen Green (University of Melbourne) introduces and discusses Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking 1792 work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.


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