The Program runs a Gender and International Affairs Speaker Series to host scholars, activists and practitioners to speak on their research, campaigns and policy developments related to gender and gender equality. We aim to host as wide a range of speakers as possible on issues that relate to gender, social justice and human rights in international affairs. The seminars are open to all. 

Anna Gwiazda

Women’s Parliamentary Representation: The Case of Poland

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

Anna Gwiazda will discuss her research on women's parliamentary representation in Eastern Europe, specifically examining the efficacy of the adoption of legislative gender quotas in the case of Pol

Lilianne Ploumen

Women's Empowerment & Sexual Health: A Conversation with Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Lilianne Ploumen was born in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on 12 July 1962. She holds Masters Degrees in Social History (1988) and Strategic Marketing Management (1992).

Josephine Dawuni

Untold Stories: African Women Judges on International Courts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

What do we know about African women judges on international courts? Based on a forthcoming edited book, Dr.

Zarizana Aziz

Bridging Policy with Practice: Due Diligence and State Accountability to End Violence against Women

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

Zarizana Aziz will join us to discuss her work on the Due Diligence Project, a three-half year research project across 48 countries to find ways to have more effective programming through the lens

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The Impact of Gender Norms on Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:18pm

Dr. Hala Aldosari will lead a discussion on the impact of gender norms on the construction of women's roles and identity in Saudi Arabia.