Cornell Law School/London South Bank University Transnational Feminism Symposium Announcement 3/26/21

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7.45 a.m.: Opening Remarks (Farnush Ghadery and Sital Kalantry)
8 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.: Transnational Legal Feminism – Panel 1

Panel Chair: Farnush Ghadery, Law School, London South Bank University

Cheah W.L., ‘Feminist Perspectives on Transnational Comfort Women Litigation’
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Suprawee Asanasak, ‘Nationalised subject: Rape law reform and reaction in Thailand’
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok

Miriam Bak McKenna and Maj Grasten, ‘Exploring the Borderlands/ La Frontera of Unpaid Labour: Towards a Feminist Mestiza in Transnational Labour Law’

Sital Kalantry and Shireen Moti, Istanbul Convention: Critique of the Honor Crime Provision
Law School, Cornell Law School

10.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Break/Social Interaction
11 a.m. to noon: Keynote Address by Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty on “Transnational Feminism as Insurgent Praxis”

Professor Mohanty is a Distinguished Professor, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University. She has written classic and important books and other works on the politics of difference and solidarity; the relation of feminist knowledges and scholarship to organizing and social movements, mobilizing a transnational feminist anti-capitalist critique; decolonizing knowledge, and theorizing agency, identity and resistance in the context of feminist transborder solidarity.

12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Transnational Legal Feminism – Panel 2

Panel Chair: Sital Kalantry, Cornell Law School

Siobhan Yorgun, ‘Western Hosts and Southern Ghosts’
Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Josipa Šarić, ‘The #MeToo movement’s manifestation in Croatia’
Law School, University of Kent

Farnush Ghadery, ‘Beyond International Human Rights Law Discourse – The Power of Music and Song in Contextualised Struggles for Gender Equality’
Law School, London South Bank University

2.00 2.30 p.m.: Closing remarks

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