Perspectives on Women’s Political Participation and Role in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

7 March 2013, 17:00 - 18:30

Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

This event is free and open to all.

 

 

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative.

Abstract

This lecture will focus on the benefits of women’s political participation as well as the hurdles women confront in running for public office and effective ways to grow the numbers women in elective positions. The discussion will have a major focus on Security Council Res 1325 and the role of women in peace negotiations, the protection of women from violence and post conflict reconstruction. The lecture will include “lessons learned” from Northern Ireland to Liberia as well as the Arab Spring revolutions. It will answer questions like, “what difference do women make in elective office; why does women’s political empowerment lag most everywhere; are quotas the remedy?”

Events in this Series

Humanitas
'Women's Rights are Human Rights'. The Beijing Platform for Action: An Unfinished Agenda
04 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees: Critical Drivers of Economic Growth in Both Developed and Emerging Economies
06 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foregin Policy Imperative

Perspectives on Women’s Political Participation and Role in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
07 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative
11 March 2013, King's College (Keynes Room)

The concluding symposium following the series of lectures by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights

The Humanitas Chair in Women's Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights was conceived as a way to explore the political, sociological and theoretical issues pertaining to Women’s Rights from global development and environmental change to biomedical advances.

Past Humanitas Visiting Professors in Women's Rights

2011-12: Baroness Helena Kennedy (Barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; member of the House of Lords)
2010-11: Nancy Fraser (Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York)

Standing Committee

Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)

Hosting College

King's College