Dr. Mindy Roseman and Loretta Ross speak on the Reproductive Justice and Human Rights panel at the 2015 conference.

Conference Schedule

Please note that the schedule is tentative and will be adjusted regularly 

Friday, November 17, 2017

8:30-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-10:30 AM Employer Showcase 
 10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00-11:15 Welcoming Remarks: Dean James Stavridis – The Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and former NATO Alliance Supreme Allied Commander
11:15-12:30 PM Panel 1: Queering International Relations 
Queerness challenges our conventional understanding of international relations – as heteronormative and cisprivileged. At the heart of this panel is an exploration of global sexuality politics. This panel will explore what it means to deconstruct an international political landscape and will apply queer lens to peace, diplomacy, security, international institutions, humanitarianism, and statehood. How can transnational activism and advocacy help or harm queerness in the international sphere?
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Screening: KIKI (2016)
KIKI follows seven characters from the LGBT artistic activist community in NYC over four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as “Kiki balls” as a framing device while delving into their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains towards political influence and the conquering of affirming gender-expressions.
2:30-3:00 PM Coffee Break
 3:00-4:15 PM Panel 2: Gender and Nuclear Security
This panel will examine the relationship between gender and nuclear weapons, and the importance of their connection. The focus will be on three themes:
  • How the nuclear weapons discourse provides insight into how ideas and proliferation policies related to nuclear weapons are gendered
  • The gender imbalance in the nuclear weapons field and in nuclear decision making, and how this imbalance impacts actual modern decision making processes
  • The specific gendered impacts of nuclear detonation
4:30-5:15 PM Closing Remarks: Michele L. Malvesti, Professor of Practice in International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
7:00-9:30 PM  Gender Gala at Tamper Cafe

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Keynote Address: Dr. Nancy Krieger – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

8:30-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-9:20 AM Opening Remarks: Akua Adoma Agyen & Laura Smith – Masters Candidates at The Fletcher School
 9:20-10:35 AM Panel 3: The Politics of Data Collection 
This panel will focus on engendering data. In recent years, advocates have pushed for the collection and dissemination of sex-disaggregated data to measure progress towards gender equality. This access to data has allowed for new insights into areas as diverse as leadership, entrepreneurship and political participation. In addition to collection of disaggregated data, there has been particular attention to the ways in which data is collected and types of measures are being used to quantify equity across different fields. There are still major gaps in how data is collected, what questions are asked, and of whom. This has been receiving a lot of attention in the fields of technology and evaluation
10:35-11:00 AM Coffee Break
 11:00-12:15 PM Panel 4: Gender and Impact Investing
Gender intersects in at least three different ways with impact investing: within the investor community, among the entrepreneurs financed and among the beneficiaries of the projects financed. After presenting the state of the industry and how diverse it is or not along these three dimensions, this panel discusses whether applying the “gender lens” to impact investing is truly having an impact, and on what exactly.  More specifically: what is a gender-oriented investment thesis? How is it translated through the investment process? Should a gender lens be applied to all projects? Would more diverse investors catalyze more diverse projects?
12:15-1:15 PM  Lunch
 1:15-2:15 PM  Gender Lounge Breakout Sessions
 The Gender Lounge offers participants an opportunity to explore issues in intersectionality and gender in greater depth through small-group discussions and practical workshops. During this session participants will have the option to attend

    • Technology Policy and Gender or
    •  Gender, Food Security, and Climate Change  or 
    • Diversity and Intersectionality Within the Muslim Community 

Room Location

2:15-2:30 Coffee Break
2:30-3:45 PM Panel 5: Gender, Guns, and Gangs 
Gangs present an inescapable threat to youths across the country and the world, making extreme violence a reality for many each day. In part a response to poverty or exclusion, gangs provide youths a community with which to combat perceived alienation. But doing so frequently involves operationalizing negative masculinities—misogyny, violence, power—and heightening them during gang activities.
This panel will:
  • Explore the ways in which gender norms plays in gang recruitment and culture.
  • Role of women and the unique challenges they face both within and outside of gang life.
  • Consider the increasingly transnational nature of gangs and the blurred lines between traditional street gangs and other criminal entities
3:45-4:00 PM Keynote Introduction and Conference Reflections: Co-Chairs Marina Lazetic and Priscilla McCelvey – Masters Candidates at The Fletcher School
4:00-5:00 PM Keynote: Nancy Krieger, PhD – Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
5:00-5:15 PM Closing Remarks: Kimberly Theidon, PhD – Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies