This week’s event announcement is below.
Women in Europe: Is Time Up?
Prof Ruth Rubio Marin
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:30pm
B200 University Building, City, University of London (map)
The City Law School is pleased to host the latest Athena SWAN Lecture as part of the Dean’s Lecture series with guest speaker Professor Ruth Rubio Marín, one of the world’s contemporary leading thinkers on gender equality.
Talk abstract: Relying on Iris Young´s categories of oppression (violence, exploitation, marginalisation, disempowerment and cultural imperialism) the lecture describes the status quo of women in Europe and argues that women are still an oppressed group and that those that are affected by several forms of discrimination are particularly oppressed. It provides a quick and critical overview of the actions and policies that European institutions have taken over time to remedy gender injustice and raises the question as to whether time is up for Europe to fully and fundamentally embrace the overcoming of patriarchy as a defining feature of its political ethos.
About the speaker: Ruth Rubio Marín is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla (University of Seville) as well as a member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. She is the director of the Gender and Governance Cluster of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute in Florence. Formerly (2008-2016) she held a Chair in Comparative Public Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
For more information and to register for the event click here: https://www.city.ac.uk/events/2018/may/women-in-europe-is-time-up