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TALK | Syrian "Sisters of Men" and the Gendering of Arab Internationalism, 1938-1949
TALK | Syrian "Sisters of Men" and the Gendering of Arab Internationalism, 1938-1949
WhenMonday, Nov. 13, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room317
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSponsored by the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Part of the 2017 Fall Quarter "Voices in Middle East Studies" series. Contact: mecuw@uw.edu
Description

Speaker: Nova Robinson, Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, Seattle University.

In January 1938, women's rights activists from Greater Syria orchestrated a transnational petition campaign to create a position for an "Eastern" representative on the League of Nations' Committee of Experts on the Legal Status of Women. In March 1949, the UN received another coordinated petition campaign from Lebanese women's rights activists calling for the UN to accommodate non-Western women's rights systems in its definition of international women's rights. While both campaigns were unsuccessful, this talk explores how they shaped the governing structures of independent Syria and Lebanon and the larger post-war international system.

Nova Robinson is an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Seattle University. Her work is situated at the intersection of Middle Eastern history, women and gender history, and the history of international governance.

Linkjsis.washington.edu…
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