Start Time: Monday, September 22, 2008 5:00 PM
End Time: Monday, September 22, 2008 7:00 PM
Location: College Avenue Student Center Casc
Address: 126 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
Room: 411
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: free admission
Speaker: Manisha Desai
Sponsor: The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Yannek Smith
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Contact Phone: (732) 890-7170
Additional Information: This Fall 2008 Speaker Series examines Globalization from a critical perspective and efforts by civil society and social movements to alter the trajectory of globalization. Speakers will address: (1) the contested nature of globalization in terms of both ideology and policy, and (2) the role of social movements and non-governmental organizations in promoting human rights, women’s rights, democratization, environmentalism, land reform, and sustainable development. Manisha Desai is the Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her areas of research include transnational feminism, gender and globalization, and contemporary Indian society among others. She has two forthcoming books, Gender and the Politics of Possibilities from Rowman and Littlefield, and Family, Gender, and Law in a Changing Middle East and South Asia from Syracuse University Press. She was elected as president of Sociologists for Women in Society in 2007 and has also served as its representative to the UN’s ECOSOC. In addition to academic positions at several institutions in the US, she has also served as the Senior Program Specialist at the Gender, Equity and Development Section at UNESCO in Paris.