This is What Democracy Looks Like: Feminist Re-imaginings

Each year, IRW's distinguished lecture series presents a variety of talks showcasing interdisciplinary work on women, gender and sexuality by a variety of eminent speakers. The lecture series revolves around an annual theme that is also shared by our interdisciplinary seminar and undergraduate learning community. In 2019-20 our annual theme is "This is What Democracy Looks Like: Feminist Re-imaginings."

Thursday, October 24, 2019
"Just the Facts? Fragile Democracies in a Post-Truth Era"
Cynthia Miller-Idriss (Education and Sociology, American University), Valentine M. Moghadam (Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University), Khadijah White (Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick)

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
"Beyond Walls and Borders: Immigration, Citizenship, and Security Reconsidered"
Linda Bosniak (Law, Rutgers University-Camden), Debanuj DasGupta (Geography & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut), Renée Feltz (Journalist)

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
"Organizing for Power: The Grassroots Struggle for Inclusive Democracy"
Heather Booth (Organizer and Strategist, Midwest Academy), Jyl Josephson (Political Science & Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University-Newark), Eric K. Ward (Organizer and Strategist, Western States Center)

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
"Economic Inequality and the Threat to Democracy"
Lena Lavinas (Welfare Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Nancy MacLean (History and Public Policy, Duke University)

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All talks are free and open to the public and will be held at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus, Rutgers-New Brunswick at 4:30 p.m., preceded by a 4 p.m. reception.


 Download the 2019-2020 IRW Distinguished Lecture Series Poster