Gender and the Law of the Sea: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 @ 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
Jun 04
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 @ 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

Gender and the Law of the Sea: Book Launch
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In "Gender and the Law of the Sea," a distinguished group of law of the sea and feminist scholars critically engage with one of the oldest fields of international law. While the law of the sea has been traditionally portrayed as a technical, gender-neutral set of rules of concern to States rather than humans, the authors in this volume persuasively argue that critical feminist perspectives are needed to question the underlying assumptions of ostensibly gender-neutral norms. Coming at a time when the presence of women at sea is increasing, the volume forcefully and successfully argues that legal rules are relevant to ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women and gender minorities at sea, in an effort to render law for the oceans more inclusive.

This event will comprise a book talk by the editor, Dr. Irini Papanicolopulu, and a panel discussion.

Speakers include:

Dr. Irini Papanicolopulu
Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca
Editor, Gender and the Law of the Sea

Dr. Gina Heathcote
Reader in Gender Studies and International Law
Programme Convenor of the MA in Gender Studies and Law
Programme Convenor of the LLM in Law and Gender Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

"Gender and the Law of the Sea" is published by Brill. Details about the book may be found here: https://brill.com/view/title/38768?lang=en.

This program is free and open to the public. For questions about the program, contact Azin Aliabadi, at [email protected]mbia.edu, or Elizabeth Boylan, at [email protected].

Contact Info: 
For questions, contact Elizabeth Boylan, Associate Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at [email protected] or 212.854.0167.
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This event is free and open to the public.