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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Gender Equality, Diversity and Critique: Transnational Perspectives

PRO GED: Kick-Off Meeting


February 22, 2019, 14:30-18:45

University of Zurich, Room KO2-F-152, Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich


Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies - Gender Studies


14:30 Welcoming Notes

Klaus Jonas, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (University of Zurich)

Andrea Riemenschnitter, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (University of Zurich)

14:45-15:15 Presentation of PRO GED

Bettina Dennerlein & Sarah Farag  (University of Zurich)

15:15-17:00 Roundtable Discussion: Gender Equality, Diversity and Critique. Transnational Perspectives

The roundtable invites the PRO GED partners to discuss current challenges posed by the global circulation of terminologies of gender and diversity and the different ways in which they are understood and put into practice. How can a transnational perspective contribute to selfcritically evaluating the adjustments and transformations these concepts undergo? How can they remain productive as tools of analysis and critique in specific contexts?


Nathalie Amstutz (University of Applied Sciences and Art Northwestern Switzerland)

Connie Christiansen (Lebanese American University, Beirut)

Hoda El Sadda (Cairo University)

Moha Ennaji (University of Fez)

Marylène Lieber (University of Geneva)

Fatima Sadiqi (University of Fez)

Chair: Yasmine Berriane (Centre Maurice Halbwachs/CNRS, Paris)

17:15-18:45 Keynote Lecture: Foucault and the Challenge of Cultural Difference: An Interpretation

Marnia Lazreg (City University New York)

Please find detailed information on the public Keynote Lecture here.

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