The 2014 Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender,
entitled "Challenges, Opportunities, Possibilities," will be held on
Friday, March 28. Newly housed in the Women and Gender Studies
Program, the conference will take an academic approach to gender issues.
The conference offers a range of presentations by scholars, students,
and professionals on issues involving gender and women. Continuing the
tradition of openness established by earlier women's conferences at
Seton Hall, this year's conference organizers, Dr. Vanessa May and Dr.
Karen Gevirtz, welcome students, staff, alumni and community members to
explore and discuss a variety of topics. Dr. Gevirtz notes that, "We
want to gather professionals in the field of women and gender studies to
share their thoughts and insights and infuse these ideas with
experience gained in their professions."
Speakers from within the University and outside of Seton Hall,
including keynote speaker Nisha Varia of Human Rights Watch, will
discuss topics related to women and gender studies.
The event begins at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast at the
University Center, followed by panel sessions in the Arts and Science
building. Among the topics which will be covered during the conference
are: Women at Seton Hall Past and Present; the Politics of Legislating
Marriage; Representations of Race and Gender; Women at Work; and Gender
Dr. Joan Guetti, Senior Associate Provost, will present the Seton
Hall Woman of the Year Award, during a special luncheon program at the
University Center that begins at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Mary Balkun, chairman of
the English Department will announce the winners of the high school
essay contest. In addition, Dr. Angela Weisl, a professor in the English
Department, will present the Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women's
Studies prize for undergraduate essays. The winning Seton Hall students
will read their papers on women and gender in an afternoon panel
The luncheon program will conclude with a keynote address by Nisha
Varia. Ms. Varia will speak about challenges and opportunities facing
women seeking equal rights around the globe.
From there the conference continues with sessions in the Arts and Science Building through 4 p.m.
To register for the Women's Conference or see the full schedule, please visit our Website.
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