Hillary Clinton Center for Women's Empowerment

Spring 2015

The lecture series is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

Spring 2015

GUEST SPEAKERS

April 8, 2015 6:00 pm Building 4, Auditorium

LOOKING FOR POPPER’S BLACK SWAN: A DECADE OF FAMILY LAW REFORM IN MOROCCO

Speaker: Dr. Nadia Sonneveld, Radboud University, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands


 

February 25, 2015 6:00 pm Building 4, Auditorium

FEMMES ET POUVOIR POLITIQUE AU MAROC

Speaker: Dr. Malika Benradi, Law Professor, women's rights activist and widely published scholar


 

PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES

March 18, 2015 6:00 pm Board Room

BEYOND CEREMONY: THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN FIRST LADIES

Speaker: Dr. Allida Black, Research Professor of International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University


WORKSHOPS

March 25-29, 2015

GENDER, LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE WORKSHOP

In partnership with St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK

Please click here for the full program 

The HCC in collaboration with the Middle East Center at St Antony’s College at Oxford University (UK), hosted a workshop in English on the theme Gender, Law, and Social Change in North Africa.

The workshop brought together senior international and local scholars as well as emerging scholars (Ph.D.s within the past three years and “doctorands”) who work on the themes of the conference. The workshop was sponsored by the British Council.

We sought contributions that speak to historical or contemporary aspects of gender, law, and social change in North Africa with a goal of selecting papers for an edited volume. In addition to preparing the book, the workshop developed a network for scholars working in the field as well as helped foster a mentoring relationship between established and emerging scholars.

The language of the workshop and papers was English so as to enhance English-language scholarship on the Maghreb by North African and international scholars. The focus of the HCC is applied research. The organizers are, therefore, particularly - but not exclusively - interested in scholarship serving to promote effective policy-oriented research and enriching the work of local, women-focused NGO’s.

Themes included:

Personal Status Code (Family Code), Labor Law, Gender-based Violence, Historical Dimensions to Gender Studies, Civil Society, Activism, and Legal Reform, Gender Justice in Post-Arab Spring Uprisings, Masculinities and Femininities, Migration and Human Trafficking, and Religious Feminisms.