Event: A Roundtable on Social Movements and the Politics of Change
Posted on: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University cordially invites you to:
A ROUNDTABLE ON SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE POLITICS OF CHANGE
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Room 150 Horace Mann
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
DEVELOPMENT AS IF GENDER MATTERS
BY DR. WENDY HARCOURT,
Editor of Development and Director of Programs, the Society for International Development
CONTESTING GENDER AND SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION POLICIES IN BRAZIL
BY DR. LIA MACHADO,
Ruth Cardoso Visiting Faculty Fellow, Columbia University
BY DR. REGINA CORTINA,
Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
Refreshments will be provided.
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About the Roundtable
Dr. Harcourt’s presentation, Development as if Gender Matters, will tackle the de-politicization of gender in development institutions and the marginalization of feminist voices in current development activities. This trend reflects the inability of the development community to understand and address the realities of women’s lives, which thereby undermines the empowerment of women. Dr. Machado’s presentation, Contesting Gender and Sexual Discrimination in Education Policies in Brazil, will address how the women’s movement in Brazil, coupled with other social movements, has created “public spaces” that have provided a forum “where conflicts, contradictions, and new demands from civil society towards the state could be presented.” Dr. Harcourt will speak to how these public spaces and dialogues have had an impact on women in the arena of education.
Dr. Wendy Harcourt is a feminist researcher and activist working at the Society for International Development in Rome as senior advisor and chief editor of the quarterly journal Development. Since 1988 she has built up the journal, now recognized as one of the most honest and critical quarterly publications on development. She has been actively engaged in global feminist politics through her work with Women in Development Europe, European Feminist Forum and the Feminist Dialogues. Her work and commitment to global gender justice have taken her around the world, teaming up with UN policy makers, research institutes, women’s groups, and social justice movements. She has written extensively on globalization and development from a gender perspective.
Dr. Lia Machado, Ruth Cardoso Chair at Columbia University, and professor of anthropology at the University of Brasília. Professor Machado was the Director of the Institute of Human Sciences (1985-1989), Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Comparative Studies on Latin America (1989-1990), Head of the Department of Anthropology (2004-2008), Member of the National Council of Women's Rights (2005 to 2008), and Vice President of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA, 2008-2010). She has taught graduate-level classes at the University of Buenos Aires in 2007 and at the National University of Chile in 2002. Dr. Machado has a Post-doctorate in Anthropology in Paris from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1992-94) and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences (Sociology) from University of São Paulo (1980).
Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund, The Working Group on Latin American Migration, and The Latina/o and Latin-American Education Faculty Working Group at Teachers College, and The Institute of Latin American Studies and The enter for Brazilian Studies at Columbia University.
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