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The Mary Robinson Centre is pleased to welcome its first international visiting scholar, Professor Jane Freedman (June 13-19, 2016) in partnership with the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway. Professor Freedman will be participating in the following events during her visit:
Tuesday 14th June - The Centre for Global Women’s Studies and Gender Arc at NUI Galway will host a book launch of Jane Freedman’s recent book: Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ashgate, 2015). For more information contact: Amie Lajoie, Gender Arc Research Associate at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 17th June – Jane Freedman will speak at the Inclusive Centenaries conference at NUI Galway. Inclusive Centenaries aims to be a space for reflection on the meaning and significance in 2016 of the ideals set out in the 1916 Proclamation of Independence, from the perspective of Ireland’s new communities. In a spirit of dialogue and celebration of Ireland’s diversity in 2016, Inclusive Centenaries will bring together people living in or transitioning out of direct provision – especially women and young people – as well as members of other immigrant and local communities, elected representatives and NUI Galway leaders and decision makers. Inclusive Centenaries is funded by the Irish Research Council. It is organised by the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, the Law School and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway, in collaboration with The Mary Robinson Centre and community partners: Galway County Council, Galway County Council Intercultural Forum, and Galway City Partnership Intercultural Consortium. For more information contact: Gillian Browne, Centre for Global Women’s Studies at Gillian.email@example.com
Saturday 18th June – The National Museum of Country Life in County Mayo is hosting an event on immigration to Ireland with a focus on women. Professor Freedman will give the keynote address “Women's Experiences in New and Ongoing Refugee Crises.” This event is organised as part of the Museum’s temporary exhibition Migrant Women - Shared Experiences and is open to the public. For more information see: http://www.museum.ie/Country-Life/Events-Projects/Seminar-Immigration-and-Ireland. To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the National Museum on 094 9031769.
Jane Freedman is Professor of Politics at Université de Paris 8, where she leads major international research projects on asylum and migration and violence against women. She is also a Specialist in Gender Equality with UNESCO, Paris on issues relating to: Women asylum and migration; Prevention of violence against women; Gender, peace and security; Women’s political participation. Professor Freedman has published extensively in English and French. Her recent books are: Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ashgate, 2016), Gendering the International Asylum and Refugee Debate (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 2nd Edition) and Engaging Men in the Fight against Gender Violence, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
For information on related events at The Mary Robinson Centre, contact Natasha Price at: email@example.com