(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)
IntLawGrrls contributors Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi Cahn and Dina Haynes are organizing a conference, Gendering Conflict and Post-Conflict Terrains: New Challenges and Opportunities, at the University of Minnesota Law School on May 18th and 19th. The conference will examine contemporary challenges that emerge for women in conflict and post-conflict settings. Among the topics: the relevance of methodologies to assess women’s experiences of harm, legal accountability for gendered harms in armed conflict, and enforcing international legal norms. The conference builds on a long standing partnership between Minnesota Law and the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast Northern Ireland. The organizers' recent book On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post-Conflict Process (Oxford University Press, 2011), which explores a range of issues that women face in post-conflict settings, was reviewed by IntLawGrrl Johanna Bond here.
Confirmed speakers and participants include (IntLawGrrls' names are hyperlinked):
Amelia Hoover Green, Yale; Naomi Cahn, George Washington University Law; Dina Haynes, New England Law; Cyebele Cochrom, USAID; Dara Cohen, University of Minnesota HH; Eric Schwartz, University of Minnesota; Andrew Mack, University of British Colombia; Mark Drumbl, Washington & Lee; Valerie Oosterveld, University of Western Ontario; Nahla Valji, UN Women; Kimberly Theidon, Harvard University; Siobhán Mullaly, European University Institute; Dianne Otto, Melbourne Law School; Ruth Rubio Marin, European University Institute; Helen Kinsella, University of Wisconsin; Johanna E. Bond, Washington & Lee; Eilish Rooney, University of Ulster; Peter Van der Auweraert, Geneva, IOM; V. Spike Peterson, Arizona; Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Marburg, Germany; Catherine O'Rourke, University of Ulster; Doris Buss, Carleton University, Canada; Dr. Kristen Kalla, ICC Trust Fund for Victims; Aisling Swaine, University of Ulster; Monica McWilliams, University of Ulster; Maryam Elahi, Open Society Fund, IWP; Robin Phillips, Advocates for Human Rights; and Pramila Patten, CEDAW Committee member.
The conference is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law.