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Tuesday, February 22nd – Queer Theory Workshop: Libby Adler– “Just the Facts: The Perils of Expert Testimony in Gay Rights Litigation”
4:20-6:10pm, Case Lounge, Room 701 Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School
The Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and Columbia University Institute for Research on Women and Gender cordially invite you to: Queer Theory Workshop: Queer Morphologies featuring “Just The Facts: The Perils of Expert Testimony in Gay Rights Litigation” with Libby Adler, Law, Northeastern University. Commentator: Ilan Meyer, Public Health, Columbia University. Please read the paper in advance. Hard copies of the paper are available outside Room 600.2 (west wing corridor) of Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School. The paper is also available for download here: http://www.law.columbia.edu/null/download?&exclusive=filemgr.download&file_id=542063. For more information, please visit: http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/gendersexuality/colloquium
Tuesday, February 22nd – Columbia University Seminar Series in Gender, Sexuality and Health: Leslie Kantor- “What Will it Take for Sex Education to Become Relevant and Effective?”
9:30-11am, Rm. 923 of the Allan Rosenfield Building (722 W 168th Street)
The Columbia University Seminar Series in Gender, Sexuality and Health presents: What Will it Take for Sex Education to Become Relevant and Effective? Presented by: Leslie Kantor, MPH, National Director of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. The Gender, Sexuality and Health Seminar Series is held in the 9th floor conference room (room 923) of the Allan Rosenfield Building (722 W 168th Street). Continental breakfast will be served at 9am and the lecture will begin at 9:30am. For more information, please contact Connie Nathanson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, February 22nd – Outlaws: Skadden 1L Lunch
Outlaws welcomes 1Ls for a lunch hosted by Skadden. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will be served. Contact: email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 22nd – NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis: Paul Amar & Manijeh Nasrabadi – “New Middle Eastern Uprisings: Gender, Class and Security Politics in Egypt and Iran”
12:30-2pm, 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor
The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are electrifying the Middle East and the world. At this lunch time panel, Paul Amar will lay out the forces behind the popular democracy movement in Egypt, and Manijeh Nasrabadi will offer some comparisons to the Green Revolution in Iran. Both will address the wider context of popular revolt in the Middle East. Come, bring your lunch, and engage in discussion about these momentous events. Paul Amar is Assoc Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is author of The Security Archipelago: ‘Human Security States,’ Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism (forthcoming from Duke University Press), and the co-editor of Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture and Urban Space in the New, Globalized Middle East (American University in Cairo Press, 2006). He is also the author of widely circulated articles on the current uprising in Egypt, published in Jadaliyya.com and Al Jazeera English. He has recently appeared on Pacifica radio and Democracy Now to explain the political, economic and social forces at work now. Manijeh Nasrabadi is a writer, activist and PhD student in American Studies at NYU. Her work focuses on Iranian American cultural production, trans-national solidarity, feminism and internationalism. She is co-director of the Association of Iranian American Writers and a member of the NYC-based Raha Iranian Feminist Collective. Her essays and articles have appeared in About Face (Seal Press), Hyphen Magazine, Tehran Bureau, and Callaloo and are forthcoming in Love and Pomegranates (University of Utah Press) and the journal Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, the American Studies Program, the Asian / Pacific / American Institute and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, as well as by the journal Social Text.
Tuesday, February 22nd – New York Women’s Bar Association: Annual Cocktail Reception Honoring the Newly Elected, Newly Re-Elected and Newly Appointed Judges of New York County
6-8pm, The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue
Join us at the NYWBA’s Annual Cocktail Reception Honoring the Newly Elected, Newly Re-Elected and Newly Appointed Judges of New York County. Cost: $40 for Members* (NYWBA & WBASNY, paid in advance); $65 for Non-Members (paid in advance); $15 surcharge on tickets paid at door (space permitting); No charge for New York County Judges / Justices who are newly elected, newly re-elected or newly appointed; for Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department; or for Judges of the New York Court of Appeals. We ask that all judges RSVP, however, so we account for all attendees. RSVP: Register using our secure online registration form (http://www.nywba.org/calendar/calendar.cgi?selected_datestring=20110222&view=Day&datestring=20110222&view=Event&event_id=455). ALL attendees (including honored judicial guests) should RSVP as soon as possible, as space is limited. Info: For questions or more information, contact our Executive Director (ED@nywba.org or 212-490-8202).
Wednesday, February 23rd – Health & Wellness Initiatives: Dr. Maggi Walker – “Women in Law Discussion”
12:10-1:15pm, JG Annex
Join Dr. Maggi Walker, psychologist at CPS, for an informal discussion of issues as they relate specifically to women in the legal profession. Both Dr. Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Health & Wellness Initiative (email@example.com) welcome emails prior to the event with suggestions and concerns that may be helpful to address. Light lunch will be served.
Thursday, February 24th – Columbia University Society of Fellows: Rebecca Jordan-Young – “‘Objective’ Desires”
12:15pm, Heyman Center Common Room, East Campus
Columbia University Society of Fellows Lunchtime Lecture Series, Fall 2011: Evidence presents Prof. Rebecca Jordan-Young, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, Barnard College, speaking on “‘Objective’ Desires”. For more info: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/. Lunch will be provided.