Cornell Law School and London South Bank University are hosting a global online conference on Friday, March 26, 2021, entitled “Beyond Western Hegemonies of International Law and Feminist Theory.” The central theme of this conference will focus on the legacies and repercussions of the hegemony of Western thought within both feminist research and practice in the sphere of international law and attempts and proposals for overcoming these. Professor Chandra Mohanty, a pioneer and expert in women’s and gender studies will be delivering the keynote entitled “Transnational Feminism as Insurgent Praxis.”
The full conference schedule and registration details are available here: https://support.law.cornell.edu/conferences/TLF/ Details below.
Date and Time: Mar 26, 2021 from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (New York time)
Keynote Address by Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty (11 am to noon: New York time): “Transnational Feminism as Insurgent Praxis”
Brief description of Conference:
This conference brings together scholars and activists working on the intersection of international law, particularly those working on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), transnational law, and feminist legal theories. The relationship between international law and feminist theory has predominantly been shaped by Western feminisms, especially liberal and dominance feminisms. This is most clearly visible in the current international women’s rights agenda. While the effectiveness of the international human rights system has been questioned by a vast array of different scholars, the central theme of this conference will focus on the legacies and repercussions of the hegemony of Western thought within both feminist research and practice in the sphere of international law and attempts and proposals for overcoming these.
Organisers: This conference is hosted by the London South Bank University and Cornell Law School. Papers from the conference will be published in the Transnational Legal Theory Journal.
The conference schedule appears below the fold. All times are Eastern U.S.