Presenter/s: Gender Institute
Event type: Signature event,
Event type: Launch
Event date: Thursday, 10 March 2011 - 1:30pm
The Gender Institute was delighted to have the Governor-General of Australia Ms Quentin Bryce launch the Institute on Thursday 10 March 2011 in the Law Lecture Theatre at The Australian National University.
The chair for the evening, inaugural convenor of the Institute Professor Kim Rubenstein, introduced a panel of four presenters who gave their thoughts on the topic 'Future Feminisms'. Professor Sally Engle Merry (School of Anthropology, Law and Society, NYU), Professor Margaret Jolly (School of Culture, History & Language, ANU), Dr Fiona Jenkins (School of Philosophy, RSSS, ANU), and Dr Bina D'Costa (Centre for International Governance and Justice, RegNet, ANU) provoked, inspired and entertained an audience of around 200 including the new ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young. Panellists' answers to questions from the floor provided lively discussion on issues of significance for the Gender Institute.
Refreshments were served at the end of the discussion including some very appropriate purple, green and white macaroons.