Gender & Conflict

2021 Mar 08

International Women's Day: A Conversation with Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Rangita de Silva de Alwis

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Join the Women and Public Policy Program for an enlightening conversation on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which became effective in the UN in 1981 and has been ratified by 189 countries, not including the United States.... Read more about International Women's Day: A Conversation with Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Rangita de Silva de Alwis

2021 Mar 11

WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Mona Lena Krook | Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University

Women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred physical attacks, intimidation, and harassment. In the first comprehensive account of this phenomenon, Krook explores how women came to give these experiences a name: violence against women in politics.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics

2021 Feb 25

WAPPP Seminar Series: Expressive Power of Anti-Violence Legislation: Changes in Social Norms on Violence Against Women in Mexico

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Mala HtunProfessor of political science at the University of New Mexico

Francesca R. Jensenius | Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo

While a significant amount of research has examined the conditions giving rise to legal and policy reform on violence against women (VAW), there is less understanding of whether or not new VAW laws have been accompanied by changes in behavior and attitudes. Has the adoption of VAW legislation—a huge priority of feminist movements since the 1970s—produced social change?... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Expressive Power of Anti-Violence Legislation: Changes in Social Norms on Violence Against Women in Mexico

Guns in the U.S.: A Love Story

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Spring

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2021

The U.S. comprises 5% of the world’s population but holds approximately 40% of the world’s guns. We also experience more gun-related deaths than any economically comparable nation. How did the nation become a “gun culture,” and whose rights and interests does widespread armament serve? Who is included in the Second Amendment’s appeal to “the right of the people to have and bear arms,” and how have notions of race, gender, class, and sexuality framed popular understandings of “good guys” and “good women” whose armed citizenship is required for the nation’s security?... Read more about Guns in the U.S.: A Love Story

Human Trafficking, Slavery and Abolition in the Modern World

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Spring

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2021

We often think of slavery as being a dark chapter in our past, but this is a tragic oversimplification. What defines slavery in the modern world, and what are the moral, political and social implications of its continued existence? As we explore its underpinnings, we discover that all of us may be in some way complicit in its survival.... Read more about Human Trafficking, Slavery and Abolition in the Modern World

Primate Social Behavior

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Fall

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2020

A review of the behavioral interactions in natural primate populations, drawing on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies. Discussion of ecological, physiological, and developmental bases of primate social behavior, with special attention to the evolution of patterns of behavioral interactions among individuals of different age, sex, relatedness, and status.... Read more about Primate Social Behavior

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