April 11, 2011
Dr. Julie Mertus: “Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors”Posted by ltl288 under Events | Tags: feminist, human rights, lecture |
Save the dates: Dr. Julie Mertus, American University, will speak on feminism and human rights on April 18; the week before her visit, the CWGS/Rapoport Center Research Cluster on Women, Gender, & Human Rights will hold an informal reading group to talk about her work.
“Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors”
Dr. Julie Mertus, American University
Professor at the School of International Service
Co-Director of the MA Program in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs
Monday, April 18, 3:30-5:30p
CCJ 2.310 (Eidman Jury Room: http://www.utexas.edu/law/about/maps/index.php?level=2)
Rapoport Center Human Rights Happy Hour
Sponsored by the CWGS/Rapoport Center Research Cluster on Women, Gender, and Human Rights
Drawing on 25 years of experience working with a host of governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations, Professor Julie Mertus explains the many mistakes and the few successes in two decades of human rights advocacy. The future, she predicts, rests with today’s students who must navigate the many speed bumps and pot holes frustrating social justice and participatory democracy today.
Optional Reading Group before the talk by Dr. Julie Mertus
Monday, April 11, 11:00-12:30p
In preparation for Dr. Julie Mertus’ talk on April 18, “Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors,” please join us for an informal discussion of selections from Dr. Mertus’ recent publications. (Dr. Mertus will not be in Austin for the 4/11 discussion.)
For this discussion, please read any or all of these selections:
1. Human Rights Matters: Local Politics and National Human Rights Institutions. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2009.
“Chapter 1: Operationalizing Human Rights at the Local Level,” 1-13
“Chapter 7: Conclusion,” 129-140
2. Mertus with Nancy Flowers. Local Action Global Change: A Handbook on Women’s Human Rights. Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008.
“Prologue: From the Kitchen Table to the Burmese Border,” xv-xviii
“Introduction to Women’s Human Rights,” 1-28
If you would like PDFs for these readings for the 4/11 discussion, please email Kristen Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.