In many areas of life LGBT people are now legally protected from discrimination. However, this seminar will argue that further progress needs to be made to achieve equality, particularly in public policy and policy implementation.
This seminar considers gender dimensions in theories of diplomacy; gender dimensions in diplomatic practices; the changing role of the diplomatic spouse; and sex, sexuality and diplomatic cultures. .I argue that the diplomatic spouse model with women in ancillary, decorative and undervalued roles has morphed into junior diplomats, or celebrity goodwill ambassadors
Dr. Philippa Hetherington (University College London)
18 September 2017 - 12:30pm
This talk will trace the genealogy of the ‘White Russian prostitute’ trope through the investigations of the League’s Traffic in Women Committee and the High Commission for Russian Refugees, detailing the responses of both Soviet and Chinese representatives in Geneva, and in doing so explore the gendered biopolitics of the international response to the interwar Russian refugee crisis.
Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia; Julie Smith, ANU; Shoba Suri, International Baby Food Action Network India; Miranda Stewart, ANU; Alessandro Iellamo, infant and young child feeding specialist; Kim Jai-Ok President, E. Consumer
11 September 2017 - 9:15am
The speakers will discuss the progress on breastfeeding policies and explore how these experiences can be enhanced by efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic security.
Clare Hemmings; Elizabeth Reid; Sally Greenaway and many others
8 September 2017 - 8:45am
In this dystopic climate, how can we refocus feminist visions of transforming society across the divides of gender, race, class, ability, and global region? What types of utopias have been conjured in the past? Which promising ones are under construction? Which previous notions might be reconceived and new ones imagined?