Program

Events

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

September 24, 2002 // 9:00am2:00pm
This conference, co-sponsored by the Canada Institute and the Division of United States Studies, was designed to examine the barriers women face in running for elected office at the national, state, and provincial levels in the two countries, in addition to the impact of the elected women and current strategies to increase the number of women in elected politics.

Presentation - Litigating for Gender Equality in the 1970s

May 21, 2002 // 4:15pm5:30pm
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes the effort during the 1970s to place women's rights permanently on the human rights agenda.

Conference - Women's Rights in Theory and Practice

May 21, 2002 // 12:00am
This two-day meeting (May 21-22) was held by fifty litigators and legal theorists from law schools and universities around the country to discuss the current status of gender equality law.

In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Pursuit of Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America

April 16, 2002 // 12:00am
Alice Kessler-Harris, Gordon R. Hoxie Professor of History, Columbia University, author; Joan Williams, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Gender, Work & Family, Washington College of Law, American University

Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troubling Word

February 20, 2002 // 12:00amFebruary 19, 2002 // 11:00pm

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