Events of Interest

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Vina Tran

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Monday, March 19 – Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop w/Cynthia Peabody, M.Div. – “Self-Love and Social Justice”
4:20-6pm, JG 106
This week’s guest will be Cynthia Peabody, M.Div., Director for the Center for Study of Science & Religion. Hard copies of Prof. Peabody’s paper are available outside JG 700/8.

Tuesday, March 20 – CLWA Reading Group w/Dina Jansenson
12:10-1pm, JG 807
Join Columbia Law Women’s Association for our second gender law reading group of the semester!  Dina Jansenson will be leading a discussion on how gender roles influence negotiation. Throughout the semester, students and faculty come together over a delicious, vegeterian Vietnamese lunch to critically engage with developments in gender and sexuality law.

Tuesday, March 20 – Columbia-Fordham Critical Race Theory Colloquium w/Jose Gabilondo – “Identifying and Contesting the Enabling Rhetoric of Postmodern Reactionaries”
4:20-6pm, JG 546
This week’s guest for the Critical Race Theory Workshop on Race and Rhetoric will be Jose Gabilondo, Florida International University, “Identifying and Contesting the Enabling Rhetoric of Postmodern Reactionaries”

Wednesday, March 21 – Center for Gender and Sexuality Law Colloquium w/Erez Aloni – “Registered Contractual Relationships”
12-1:15pm, William and June Warren Hall, Room 101
Erez Aloni is the 2011–2013 Center for Reproductive Rights–Columbia Law School Fellow. He is currently an SJD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he also taught a seminar on Sexuality and the Law. His current research focuses on the legal recognition of non-marital unions in the United States and Europe, and the intersection between sexual and reproductive rights. Please click here to download his paper.  Hard copies are also available outside Room 600.6 (northeast corner cubicle) of Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School.

Wednesday, March 21 – CLWA’s Women in Firms
6:45-8pm, JG 103
Please join CLWA for our annual Women in Firms event. A moderated panel of partners and associates from eight New York City law firms will answer questions about a variety of topics including work/life balance, summer associate tips, first year tips, and career trajectory issues. Women from all three classes at CLS are invited and encouraged to attend! Dinner will be served. Business casual suggested.

Thursday, March 22 – 20th Century American Politics and Society Workshop w/Richard Valelly – “LGBT Politics and American Political Development”
4:10pm, IAB 801
The 20th Century American Politics and Society Workshop (Alan Brinkley and Ira Katznelson, co-conveners) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 22, 4:10pm in 801 IAB w/Richard Valelly (Political Science, Swarthmore College) presenting “LGBT Politics and American Political Development.” The discussants will be Alice Kessler-Harris (History, Columbia University) and Justin Phillips (Political Science, Columbia University).

Monday, March 26 – Columbia Law Women’s Association 32nd Annual Myra Bradwell Dinner Honoring Distinguished Alumna the Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum
6-7:00pm, Faculty House
Please join Columbia Law Women’s Association for the 32nd Annual Myra Bradwell Dinner, honoring distinguished alumna the Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York, with introduction by the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York on Monday March 26, 2012, 6:00-10:00pm, Cocktail Hour 6:00-7:00, Seated Dinner at 7:00, at Columbia University Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027, Entrance through Wien Courtyard on 116th Street) Business Casual Attire Requested. Please RSVP by March 21, 2012 by following this link:

Tuesday, March 27 – Columbia-Fordham Critical Race Theory Colloquium w/Athena Mutua
4:20-6pm, JG 546
This week’s guest for the Critical Race Theory Workshop on Race and Rhetoric will be Athena Mutua, Buffalo.

Wednesday, March 28 – Katherine Franke – “Feminist Lawyering in Palestine: Notes from the Field”
12:00-1:15pm, JG 546
Professor Katherine Franke just returned from a week of working with women lawyers in the West Bank, helping them build a Women’s Committee within the Palestinian Bar Association.  Come here her talk about what women in Palestine feel are the most pressing Gender Justice issues, how they plan to go about addressing them, and what it means to be a feminist in the West Bank.

Monday, April 2 – CCASD Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations on Diversity w/Fredrick C. Harris, Ira Katznelson, Mae Ngai, and Urvashi Vaid
1:30pm, 754 Schermerhorn Ext.
CCASD Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations on Diversity w/Fredrick C. Harris, Professor of Political Science, Director, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University; Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University; Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, Professor of History, Columbia University; and Urvashi Vaid, Director, Engaging Tradition Project, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School.  CCASD Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations is a series inspired by the innovative interdisciplinary scholarship promoted by the Center.  The series draws participants together from a wide range of disciplinary homes in order to explore the various ways we think about fundamental critical/theoretical ideas and to generate new vocabularies and new methodologies. For more on the Center and its projects, go to

Monday, April 2 – Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop w/Alondra Nelson – “Bio Science: Genetic Ancestry Testing and the Pursuit of African Ancestry”
4:20-6pm, JG 106
This week’s guest will be Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology & Institute for Research on Women & Gender.

Tuesday, April 10 – Columbia-Fordham Critical Race Theory Colloquium w/Osagie Obasogie, Hastings
4:20-6pm, JG 546
This week’s guest will be Osagie Obasogie, Hastings.

Tuesday, April 10 – Screening of (A)Sexual with lead activist and filmmaker David Jay
8:15-10pm, JG 106
Cosponsored with Prof. Elizabeth Emens and Outlaws

Monday, April 16 – Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop w/Vivian Ducat – “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert Screening”of African Ancestry”
4:20-6pm, JG 106
This week’s guest will be Vivian Ducat, Filmmaker and Director of Ducat Media.

Tuesday, April 17 – Columbia-Fordham Critical Race Theory Colloquium w/Khiara Bridges, Boston University
4:20-6pm, JG 546
This week’s guest will be Khiara Bridges, Boston University

Wednesday, April 18 – Screening of I Came to Testify (part of the Women, War, and Peace series) and Q&A with director Pamela Hogan
7-9pm, Case Lounge, JG 701
The event will include a screening of I Came to Testify, one of the five episodes in the Women, War & Peace series. I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of women imprisoned in the Bosnian town Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. After the screening, there will be commentary and conversation with the filmmaker and Co-creator of Women, War & Peace, Pamela Hogan, and Refik Hodzic of the International Center for Transitional Justice. Discussion will explore the potential and the limitations of the law to transform the gender dynamic of war, and the ways in which a groundbreaking decision at the Hague – while a start – is only one step towards justice and reconciliation.  Cosponsored event with the Center for Institutional and Social Change, the Human Rights Institute, the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.

Thursday, April 19 – Deconstructing and Reconstructing Mother: Regulating Motherhood in International and Comparative Perspective Workshop
9am-5pm, TBA
Ccosponsored with the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

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