Category: Women’s Rights

Madeleine Kunin to Speak on Sustaining a Balance in Work and Life

[ October 8, 2012; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
“Finding a Work/Life Balance: How Can It Be Sustained?”
Former Vermont governor and U.S. ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine Kunin will give a free public talk entitled “Finding a Work/Life Balance: How Can It Be Sustained?”

Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three […]

“Gender Equality and Capitalism: The Impact of Capitalist Development on Women’s Economic Status and Rights”

[ March 8, 2012 to March 9, 2012. ] a
Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
This two-day symposium, March 8-9, 2012, focuses on human rights and capitalism. Issues will include how to measure economic progress, human rights and the economy, women’s unpaid labor, the care crisis, and women and development. Part of the Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which is funded by […]

CSWS Associate Director Lamia Karim Interviewed on NPR

Listen to UO anthropology professor Lamia Karim on NPR’s All Things Considered:
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/02/134208312/nobel-winner-removed-from-bank-he-founded
Lamia Karim, associate professor of the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology and associate director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, was interviewed March 2 on NPR for her expertise on microfinance and the Grameen Bank. The story, titled […]

”We Need an International Solidarity”—Dr. Vandana Shiva

Dr. Lamia Karim shares a light moment with Dr. Vandana Shiva as Dr. Shiva signs books following the CSWS Symposium.
The CSWS Symposium “Women’s Activism, Women’s Rights” brought together two scholars and two activists to a round-table discussion on women’s labor organizing issues from global and national perspectives. The symposium was held Monday, February 28, 2011. […]

“Terrorizing Women: Feminicide and Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”—Cynthia Bejarano

[ February 28, 2012; 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. ] UO Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

This lecture is cosponsored by Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Dr. Cynthia Bejarano is the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences and an associate professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. In 2010, she was […]

“The Perilous Consequences of Public Policy Decisions: Weathering the Storm of Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Gulf”—Dr. Beverly Wright

[ February 2, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] EMU Ballroom
1222 E. 13th Ave.
University of Oregon

Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental justice scholar and activist, is the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice currently at Dillard University in New Orleans. The Center addresses environmental and health inequities along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and is a community/university partnership providing education, training, and job […]