Public lecture

Behind Closed Doors: Complaints and Institutional Violence

Professor Sara Ahmed
5 December 2019 - 5:30pm

Professor Sara Ahmed will deliver the Humanities Research Centre's Inaugural Distinguished Lecture.

Goldsmith Public Lecture - The Remaining Gender Disparities in the Labor Market: Causes and Policy Responses

Associate Professor Jessica Pan
13 November 2019 - 5:30pm

Despite the significant advances that women have made in terms of reversing the gender gap in education, labor market attachment, and representation in professional spheres, gender gaps in the labor market remain remarkably persistent

Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Intimate Life and Expertise in Communist Czechoslovakia

Associate Professor Kateřina Lišková
7 November 2019 - 1:00pm

While the usual account places sexual liberation to 1960s West, I will argue for an earlier and systemic sexual liberation that took place in the 1950s in one of the countries of the Cold War East.

Islam and Reform: Myth and Realities

Dr Raihan Ismai
6 November 2019 - 5:30pm

It is often suggested that Islam needs a reformation, especially in the face of extremism and the lack of social and political liberalisation in Muslim societies.

Nat Thomas

Nat Thomas
23 October 2019 - 1:15pm

Nat Thomas, aka Nat Solo, is a Melbourne-based artist and writer whose independent practice considers storytelling as the basis of culture.

Embracing family, Islam and work: women’s economic empowerment in Islamising Indonesia

Associate Professor Minako Sakai, UNSW Canberra
25 September 2019 - 12:30pm

This study aims to examine how middle-class Muslim women are dealing with the contradictory gender expectations arising from their economic and domestic roles.

Gender Diversity at the Top

Professor Carol T. Kulik
17 September 2019 - 5:30pm

Organisations are under pressure to increase the representation of women in senior management roles and narrow gender salary gaps.

Securing Reproductive Health: A Threat to International Peace and Security?

Associate Professor Sara E. Davies, Griffith University
16 September 2019 - 2:00pm

Reproductive health is a threat to the security of women around the world. This seminar offers three arguments as to why reproductive health should be recognised as an international security threat.

2019 Mitchell Oration — Unfinished business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA
12 September 2019 - 6:00pm

Dr Natalia Kanem will discuss the remarkable gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1969, and point to the remaining economic, social, institutional and other barriers that prevent women, girls and young people from making their own decisions and fulfilling their potential.

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