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Fall 2004 Events

September 29, 2004. Cynthia Enloe, "Making Feminist Sense of the War in Iraq."
5:30-7:30 p.m. Lecture Center 20, Uptown Campus.

Cynthia Enloe is Research Professor of Women's Studies and International Development at Clark University. She is author of Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (2001), Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives (1999), and The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War (1993), all from University of California Press. Her latest book, The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire, will be available from University of California Press in December 2004.

Fall 2003 Events

"Exile: A Transnational Feminist Film Series" (October through December 2003)

November 6, 2003. Mallika Dutt, "Building Human Rights Culture." A multimedia presentation.
7:30-9:00 p.m. Lecture Center, Room 21.

Mallika Dutt is founder and executive director of Breakthrough, a human rights advocacy organization based in New Delhi, India, and New York City. Her presentation will feature music videos produced by Breakthrough, including "Mann Ke Manjeere," which was nominated for the MTV Awards for Best Indopop Music Video category. Breakthrough uses education and popular culture to promote public awareness and dialogue about human rights and social justice. This presentation is the first in a series sponsored by IROW in 2003-2004.

Spring 2003 Events

April 28, 2003. Postcolonial Film Series: "M. Butterfly." Discussion facilitated by Vivien Ng.
7:30 p.m. Humanities 039 (basement level).

April 25, 2003. Rosalind Petchesky, "Gender, Health and Human Rights in a Time of Perpetual War."
2-4 p.m. Standish Room, 3d floor, Science Library.

Rosalind Petchesky
is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY and a 1995 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. She has long been a scholar and activist in the movement for reproductive and sexual rights internationally and was founder and international coordinator of the International Reproductive Rights Research Action Group (IRRRAG) as well as co-editor/author of its 1998 book, NEGOTIATING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES ACROSS COUNTRIES AND CULTURES. Post-9/11, she wrote "Phantom Towers: Feminist Reflections on the Battle between Global Capitalism and Fundamentalist Terrorism," published in numerous periodicals and anthologies in the US, India, Australia, Europe and Latin America. Her newest book, GLOBAL PRESCRIPTIONS: GENDERING HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS, will be published by Zed Books in London and St. Martin's Press in the United States in mid-2003.

Reception follows the lecture. Lecture is funded by a grant from the University Commission for Affirmative Action; reception is funded by a grant from the University Auxillary Services. Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium Series.

March 28, 2003. "The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: Who Will Speak for the Women?"
2-4 p.m. Standish Room, 3d Floor, Science Library.

Speaker: Eugenie Mukeshimana, Survivor of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

February 21, 2003. Women's Studies Colloquium.
"Justice, Or Just Us? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and the World Community." A Roundtable Discussion.
2-4 p.m. Standish Room, 3d floor, Science Library.

Discussants: Frankie Bailey, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany; Mike Hill, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University at Albany; Fernando Leiva, Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University at Albany; Vivien E. Zazzau, User Education/Reference Librarian, University Libraries, University at Albany.

IROW is a co-sponsor of this event.

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