“Gender and the Law: Unintended Consequences, Unsettled Questions”
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This event is free and open to the public.
Unsettled questions of gender and the law present a broad range of challenges in courtrooms, legislatures, and everyday lives. Laws meant to protect or promote gender equality may have unintended consequences, and laws that seem irrelevant to gender may nonetheless significantly impact gender issues. This conference will convene judges; legal practitioners; and scholars of law, the humanities, and the social sciences from around the world to explore the ways in which legal regulations and gender influence each other. From varying historical and cultural perspectives, participants will address legal encounters with gender in the essential spaces of daily life: the body, the home, school, work, the nation, and the world.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
|2 p.m.||Welcome and Introduction
Barbara J. Grosz, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
|2:15 p.m.||Session I: Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Conversation with Linda Greenhouse
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court
|3:30 p.m.||Session II: Gender and Schooling
Convener: Martha Minow, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Panelists: Katharine T. Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Friday, March 13, 2009
|9 a.m.||Session III: The Market, the Family, and Economic Power
Convener: Janet Halley, Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Panelists: Beshara Doumani RI ’08, Associate Professor of Middle East History, University of California at Berkeley
|10:30 a.m.||Roundtable Discussion: The Market, the Family, and Economic Power (Session III continued)
Convener: Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Panelists: Lisa Duggan, Professor of American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, New York University
|1:45 p.m.||Session IV: Gendered Bodies, Legal Subjects
Convener: Jeannie Suk, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Panelists: Karen Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law
|3:45 p.m.||Session V: Gendered States of Citizenship
Convener: Jacqueline Bhabha, Director, Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Panelists: Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Professor of English, University of Chicago
|5:30 p.m.||Concluding Remarks|