Presenter/s: ANU GI; GIWL ANU; CAAL; CHL
Event type: Signature event
Event date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, 15 July 2022 - 7:00pm
Event venue: Barton Auditorium and Brindabella Seminar Room, JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU
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Due to COVID restrictions, we have POSTPONED this event, which was due to take place on 2-4 February 2022, to 13-15 July 2022.
This three-day workshop will bring together scholars/researchers/practitioners working on gender and politics across Asia and the Pacific (including Australia) to engage in inter-disciplinary dialogue about gender, political leadership, representation and participation. Together, we will answer three questions:
1. What are the consequences of the centring of Euro-American perspectives in the study of gender in politics? What are the opportunities for theorising from Asia and the Pacific?
2. How can research on gender and politics in Asia and the Pacific inform theory and practice of Australian politics? In particular, how can we leverage our knowledge to understand and address the lack of diversity at all levels of government?
3. What are the priorities for research and practical action in order to increase the political representation of Asian Australians and other ‘people of colour’ in Australia?
Privileging perspectives from Asia and the Pacific is not to exclude research that draws upon analytical and theoretical models with their origins in Euro-American experiences. Through dialogue we aim to find new ways of looking at familiar problems, while also appreciating how extant tools remain useful to understand the global problem of women’s political under-representation. Facilitated discussion between academics, practitioners and policy makers will identify research directions with the most potential to inform practice.
The workshop will be held in hybrid form, planning for both face-to-face and online participation. We are particularly keen for participation by researchers located in institutions in Asia and the Pacific.
An ANU Gender Institute Signature Event, supported by The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, ANU, The Centre for Asian Australian Leadership,Tthe School of Culture, History and Language and The College of Arts and Social Sciences
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