The Consortium at the International Studies Association Annual Convention

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 00:00 to Friday, March 28, 2014 - 00:00
Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Panel: "FTGS Honors the Work of Carol Cohn"

PanelistsJ. Ann Tickner (American University); Terrell Carver (University of Bristol); Kathy E. Ferguson (University of Hawaii at Manoa); Sandra McEvoy (Wheelock College and former Associate Director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights); Malathi de Alwis; Lynn Eden (Stanford University) 

The FTGS section of ISA brings together scholars who apply feminist theory to International Relations or look at the field through a gender lens and it annually honors an eminent scholar in the International Relations sub-field of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies. Through their research, eminent scholars have made a significant impact and have pushed the boundaries of the sub-field. Many FTGS eminent scholars have also distinguished themselves through their commitment to the section and have advanced feminist scholarship through their teaching, mentoring and leadership. This year's recipient is the Director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, Dr. Carol Cohn. 

Date: March 26, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 5:45pm



Website Launch and Reception: The Consortium will launch its new website at the FTGS reception!

The Consortium will launch its new website at the reception held jointly by: Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section: Women's Caucus; and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgendered, and Allies Section, where FTGS will also be honoring FTGS Eminent Scholar Carol Cohn.

This will be the first time the Consortium's brand new website will be unveiled publically! If you are at ISA we encourage you to come and check out our new interactive research website.

Date: March 26, 2014

Time: 6:45 - 8:00pm 



Roundtable: "Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Global Political Economy: Crossing Divides and Rebuilding Bridges," 

Juanita Elias and Shirin M. Rai (University of Warwick) chair this roundtable.

Roundtable participants are: Jacqui True (Monash University); Carol E. Cohn (Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights); Katherine Allison (University of Glasgow); Laura Sjoberg (University of Florida)

Date: March 27, 2014

Time: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm



Panel: "Still Gendering Global Governance - Mapping the Reach of Institutions, Norms, and Actors"

Carol Cohn is the discussant on this panel featuring:

  • "Constructing A Gender Equality Agenda Within the OECD: The Working Party on the Role of Women in the Economy," Rianne Mahon (Balsillie School of International Affairs)
  • "Global Governance and UN Women: Nested Newness and the Gendered Limits of Institutional Reform," Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh)
  • "Assessing Global Gender (In)Equality: A CEDAW-based Approach,"  Susanne Zwingel (Florida International University) and Debra Liebowitz (Drew University)
  • "Expertise in the Global Governance of Gender," Hayley Anna Thompson (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
  • "Strategy from the Margins: The Role of the Community of UN Gender Practitioners in the Evolution of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda" Megan Alexandra Dersnah (University of Toronto)
  • "Global Governance and UN Women: Nested Newness and the Gendered Limits of Institutional Reform," Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh)

Date: March 27, 2014

Time: 8:15 am - 10:00 am



Panel: "Non-State Armed Groups, Gender, Violence, and Internal Controls"

The Consortium's Associate Director Phoebe Randel organized this panel, whose participants include:

Chair Carol E. Cohn, Chair (Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights)

Disc. Erin K. Baines, Discussant (University of British Columbia)

  • "Towards a Feminist Position on a the Non-State Actor in Conflict and Post Conflict Settings," Fionnuala Ni Aolain (University of Minnesota Law School)
  • "Does Women's Participation Influence Support for the NSAG?" Jakana L. Thomas (Michigan State University)
  • "Gender: The Missing Piece to Understanding Violence by Non-state Armed Groups" Phoebe Randel (Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights)
  • "Beyond Victims and Perpetrators: Towards a More Nuanced Understanding of Women Militants' Identities in the Colombian Armed Conflict," Roxanne Krystalli
  • "Sexual Violence in the Contemporary Colombian Armed Conflict: Gender, Power and Calculated Violence," Jeremy Harkey

Date: March 28, 2014

Time: 8:15 - 10:15 am


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