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Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism

Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism
Lysistrata International Law Event

Thursday, November 3
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Woolworth Building, Room 217
15 Barclay Street
NYC

RSVP to lysistrata.nyu(at)gmail.com

About the event:

Jayne Huckerby will highlight findings of a groundbreaking report published by NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, “A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism. Throughout the United States’ decade-long “War on Terror,” women and sexual minorities’ experience with counter-terrorism measures has been largely invisible to policymakers and the human rights community alike. Drawing on her experience and participation in the creation of this report, Jayne Huckerby is uniquely qualified to illuminate how the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism efforts impact women and sexual minorities. The lecture will highlight the unique gender dimensions and impacts of U.S. counter-terrorism, including the impact of anti-terror cuts in humanitarian aid to Somalia on women and girls, the experience of Iraqi gay men in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion, and the effects of targeted killings on female family members in Pakistan. We anticipate a robust discussion during the Q&A, moderated by Lysistrata’s International Law Concentration Leader, Sara Birjandian.

About the speaker:

Jayne Huckerby is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law of the Global Justice Clinic and Research Director at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, where she directs the Center’s project on Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism. She co-taught the International Human Rights Clinic from Spring 2009 to Spring 2010. She has worked with various inter-governmental and non-governmental entities, including with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, in the areas of gender and counter-terrorism, gender and anti-trafficking initiatives, gender and transitional justice programming, gender budget initiatives, and gender and the political economy.

  • Marisa Tramontano and Jumana Kawar – Founders
  • Tatiana Bessarabova – Energy/Environment Concentration Leader
  • Saghar (Sara) Birjandian – International Law Concentration Leader
  • Talia Hagerty – Peacebuilding Concentration Leader
  • Erin Hogeboom – Transnational Security Concentration Leader
  • Jumana Kawar – International Relations Concentration Leader
  • Natasha Lamoreux – Human Rights Concentration Leader
  • Erica Mukherjee – Development Concentration Leader
  • Dr. Sylvia Maier – Faculty Advisor
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