Conference - Women in the World: Time for a New Paradigm for Peace

Women in the World: Time for a New Paradigm for Peace

 

A Conference

 

September 24-25, 2019

 

Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

 

We are about to enter the third decade of the twenty first century and women continue to face obstacles to their equal participation in all areas of daily life, political, social, and economic. These obstacles persist despite the growth in the education of girls, despite large scale social movements, and political waves. This conference seeks to widen and deepen our understanding of women in relation to the inequalities they face, based not only on gender, but on race, class, religion, and more. It also seeks to highlight the progress that women have made, and how this progress contributes to the creation of more peaceful and prosperous societies. 

Scholars and practitioners from across the globe, offering a wide range of perspectives and experiences, will examine crucial questions, offer new ideas, and innovative solutions to increasing the role of women moving forward.

Conference Schedule:


September 24

 

9:00-9:30

Registration

9:30 - 10:00

Opening Remarks 


Hoda Mahmoudi, Research Professor and Chair, The Baha’i Chair for World Peace 

10:00-11:00

Keynote One


Galia Golan, Darwin Professor Emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 


Blocks to Equality and How to Cope with Them

11:00 - 12:30

Women and Power in the Global Context 


Laura Sjoberg, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida


Interrogating the Image of the ‘21st Century Woman’


Margaret Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law, NYU


Legal Empowerment for Gender Equality


Brandy Wells, Assistant Professor of History, Oklahoma State University 


Live Peaceably With All Men:  African American Women’s Activism for Peace, Prosperity, and Parity 


Moderator: Kate Seaman, Assistant Director, Bahá’í Chair for World Peace, University of Maryland, College Park

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 -14:30

Keynote Two


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor of International Comparative Politics, University of Denver Lunch


Fighting for Rights: Stories from Women Activists Mobilizing for Change

14:30-14:45

Coffee Break 

14:45-16:15

Gender, Race, and Economics 


Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis


Professional Work in a Post-Racial Era: Black Women Health Care Workers in the New Economy


Denise Segura, Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara


Chicanas and Latinas in the Academic Borderlands: Resistance, Empowerment, and Agency

 

Perla Guerrero, Associate Professor of American   Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park 

 

Deportation and Gender: How US Laws Shape Deportation Experiences in Mexico


Moderator: Cristina Risco, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland—College Park 

16:15-17:15 

Keynote Three


Jane Parpart, Faculty Fellow, UMASS Boston


Exploring the Power of Silence in a Troubled World: A Gendered Approach

17:15-17:30

Day One Closing Remarks 

   

September 25 

 

9:30 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote Four

Daphna Joel, Professor of Psychology, Tel Aviv University


Are there male brains and female brains? And why do we care?

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45

Sex, Brain, Gender, Socialisation

 

Cecily Hardaway, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park


Low-Income African American Women and the Challenges of Balancing Work and Family


Dawn Dow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park


Mothering While Black: Boundaries and Burdens of Middle-Class Parenthood


Rebecca Jordan-Young, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College


How to Kill the “Zombie Fact” That Testosterone Drives Human Aggression


Moderator: Monica Caudillo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park 

12:45-13:00

Closing Remarks 

 

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You can RSVP for this free event using the form below.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location: 

Colony Ballroom Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park 

Contact: 

The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace
University of Maryland
1114 Chincoteague Hall
7401 Preinkert Drive
College Park, MD 20742

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Phone 301-314-7714

Fax 301-314-9256

Email bcwp@umd.edu