Decision Making

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Bioethics





In its attention to gender, race, and sexuality, feminist bioethics challenges and expands contemporary bioethical theory and practice. Drawing from philosophy, theology, law, medicine, public health, and the social and biological sciences, this interdisciplinary field is both critical and constructive in addressing bioethical theory, method, and substantive ethical concerns across the clinical, research, organizational, public policy, and global spheres. In a largely seminar format, we will review the theoretical landscape and social movements that prompted the emergence of feminist...

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S Anukriti

S Anukriti

Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College
Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), and a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University
WAPPP Fellow

S Anukriti is an economist whose research examines how economic outcomes are shaped by social norms and public policy. Her research interests lie in the fields of development economics, demography, political economy, and the economics of gender.

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Leonora Risse

Leonora Risse

Lecturer in Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia
WAPPP Fellow

Leonora’s is an applied economist whose research explores the mechanisms that give rise to gender differentials in the workplace. She focuses on the way that personality traits, attitudes and adherence to societal norms can explain gender gaps in workforce outcomes and opportunities, and how this knowledge can be effectively communicated to businesses to activate change.

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Brit Grosskopf

Brit Grosskopf

Professor of economics at the University of Exeter Business School
WAPPP Fellow


Brit Grosskopf is an experimental/behavioural economist whose research examines how individuals’ decisions are shaped by social...

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2019 May 07

How Women Saved Rwanda

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Johm F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum

Twenty-five years ago, the African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. The untold story is that when the bloodshed ended, women not only buried the dead and cared for orphaned children, they drove a recovery that laid a foundation for their current political and economic power. Join our conversation with the visionary pioneers who carved out unlikely new roles for themselves, creating stability and reconciliation in genocide’s wake. Moderated by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder of the Women and Public Policy Program...

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2019 Apr 23

Women, Peace & Power

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Wexner Building, Room 436

Between 1990 and 2017, 92% of peace negotiators were men. Women, Peace & Power follows the stories of female activists, politicians, and ordinary citizens in Afghanistan, Liberia, and Northern Ireland as they try to influence peace talks against all odds. 

While some of these peacebuilders use sit-ins and mass rallies to push for change, others win elections to negotiate at the peace table. All face challenges to their authority and legitimacy as they attempt to steer their countries away from war.

A panel discussion will follow the...

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2019 Apr 05

Making Care “Work” in Dubai: Mompreneurs between State, Market, and Mediated Spaces

2:00pm to 3:30pm


Taubman 135, Center for Public Leadership’s Darman Seminar Room

May Al-Dabbagh, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University Abu Dhabi; former Founder and Director, Gender and Public Policy Program, Dubai School of Government; and former WAPPP Research Fellow

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