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Gendered Perspectives on International Development: Editors' Lecture Series
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
B310 Wells Hall
Event Details:

Rethinking silence, gender and power in insecure sites:  Implications for Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Global Political Economy in a Postcolonial World - Dr. Jane L. Parpart

Silence is no longer simply a symptom of powerlessness.  It has emerged as a tool for empowerment, an alternative source of protection and power.  Silence has become a form of action, often intertwined with voice, but powerful on its own.  Dr. Parpart will discuss this more complex understanding of silence and voice in order to evaluate gender in insecure sites.

Dr. Parpart is research professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Reception to follow in the Erickson Kiva from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender in Global Context, International Studies & Programs, James Madison College, African Studies Center, College of Social Science, Department of Sociology, and Department of Philosophy.