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April 24: Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

a forum with Lori G. Beaman, Benjamin Berger, Katherine M. Franke, Marco Huaco, Louise Melling, Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll, Pam Spees, Nelson Tebbe, Juan Marco Vaggione, Rev. Winnie Varghese–and more

Thursday, April 24 2 to 6 pm

For [...]

CANCELED: Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death

a talk by Sima Shakhsari

This talk scheduled for October 30th has been canceled due to inclement weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sima Shakhsari, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

For more information, please contact the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center at 212-998-8877.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Iranian Studies Initiative and the Center for [...]

REVIEW: Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot”

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Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot” New York University, 27 October 2011

The screening and panel discussion of Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded, co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, reflected the importance of “reloading” an analysis of popular representations of Asian women. The [...]

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

On December 17, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Marks One Year Since Bodies Discovered on Gilgo Beach

Saturday, December 17 2 to 4 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan 164 West 100th Street near Amsterdam Avenue 1, 2, or 3 train to 96th Street.

Organized by sex worker support and advocacy [...]

What is a Rational Response to Catastrophic Risk?

Presented by the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center

Evelyn Fox Keller Professor Emerita of the History and Philosophy of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, December 9:30 pm The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave, Room 6112 NYC

Evelyn Fox Keller, Professor of the History and Philosophy [...]

Beyond Belief? Religious Conservatives and Sex Education in the Czech Republic

Presented by the New York University Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the Network of East-West Women

Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop

Friday, December 2 4:30 to 6 pm

Katerina Liskova, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Program, Masaryk University

Center for European and Mediterranean Studies New York University 285 Mercer Street, 7th [...]

Revanchist Masculinity and the Framing of Identity: How Pimps View Women, Domination, and Themselves

The Crime, Law and Deviance Workshop of the NYU Sociology Department and the Institute for Law and Society

Friday, December 2

2 to 4 pm 295 Lafayette Street 4th Floor Conference Room

To discuss a draft paper by Max Besbris, a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department. The title of his paper is Revanchist [...]

Engage 2012

Presented by the NYU Women of Color Policy Network: http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/

December 8 to 9, 2011

Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center New York University

More information: http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/news/ Register for the opening event: http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wocpn-12-08-2011

Engage 2012 is a national summit of policy experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and key stakeholders working on issues related to immigration, racial justice [...]

Babies as Fetish Objects for a Traumatized Cultural Body

Presented by the Seminar in Gender and Sexuality with Katie Gentile

Thursday, December 1 12 to 2PM

Katie Gentile is the director of the Women’s Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and a training psychoanalyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Dr. Gentile’s focus is on eating problems [...]

Vulvanomics

Presented by the New View Campaign: http://newviewcampaign.org/default.asp

Since 2008, we in the New View Campaign have challenged the growth of a dangerous new industry, female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS), wherein amputations of parts of the vulva (“labiaplasty” “clitoral hood reduction”) are marketed as “enhancement” and “beautification” procedures. On their websites, many FGCS surgeons post [...]