The University of Oregon and its Department of Political Science are hosting the inaugural Globalization, Gender and Development Conference, October 23-24. The event will feature several multidisciplinary experts addressing modern issues of gender and development.
The conference was created by UO Professor Erin Beck and Professor Emerita Jane Jaquette from Occidental College. Both scholars noticed amazing and inspiring research related to gender taking place at the University of Oregon and thought of a way to bring UO's experts together with those from across the country.
“The study of women, gender and development has now been around for over four decades, and in that time the world has changed a good deal,” says Beck. “We see this conference as a way to reflect back on the challenges and insights of the past, but also a way to advance the field by critically examining the various ways that these changes have complicated the study of, and policy issues related to, women, gender, and development.”
The conference presenters will engage these and many other timely questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives - including geography, journalism and media studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, women's and gender studies, and many more.
“Given that so many of the development challenges that exist today cross borders (human trafficking, environmental degradation, labor migration) and have different effects on women and men,” says Beck. “What are the possibilities for transnational feminist action to promote sustainable, equitable development? The conference presenters will engage these and many other timely questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.”
For a complete listing of events and speakers, visit the Globalization, Gender and Development Conference site.