I’m attending the Pace Law Review Symposium “After Gender? Examining International Justice Enterprises.” The symposium’s goal is “to expand our understanding of the role of gender in international law.”
So far, there have been opening remarks by conference organizers Matthew Collibee (3L, Pace Law Review EIC) and Darren Rosenblum (Pace). Right now, “Conversation 1: What Role for ‘Women,’ ‘Men,’ and Transpeople/Intersex People in Gender Equality” is under way. Noa Ben-Asher (Pace) is the moderator. Panelists are Mary Anne Case (Chicago), Bob Chang (Seattle), Adrienne Davis (Wash U. St. Louis), Teemu Ruskola (Emory). Ed Stein (Cardozo) will be the commentator.
Here are a few take-aways so far:
Mary Ann Case has drawn attention to Vatican interest in maintaining gender difference.
Bob Chang has spoken about how one can talk about post-identitarianism.
Adrienne Davis has asked whether “pro sex” arguments end up reinforcing traditional models.
Teemu Ruskola has invited attention to the ways that transgendered identities challenge gender norms.
More to follow.