Event Date and Time
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom
Baha'i Chair for World Peace

We are about to enter the third decade of the 21st century, and women continue to face obstacles to their equal participation in all areas of daily life, political, social, and economic. These obstacles persist despite the growth in the education of girls, despite large scale social movements, and political waves. This conference seeks to widen and deepen our understanding of women in relation to the inequalities they face, based not only on gender, but on race, class, religion, and more. It also seeks to highlight the progress that women have made, and how this progress contributes to the creation of more peaceful and prosperous societies. 

Scholars and practitioners from across the globe, offering a wide range of perspectives and experiences, will examine crucial questions, offer new ideas, and innovative solutions to increasing the role of women moving forward.

Confirmed Speakers:

Marie Berry 


Assistant Professor of International Comparative Politics, University of Denver

Dawn Dow


Assistant professor of Sociology, University of Maryland 

Galia Golan 


Darwin Professor emerita of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Cecily Hardaway 


African American Studies, University of Maryland 

Adia M. Harvey Wingfield 


Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

Daphna Joel 


Professor of Psychology, Tel Aviv University

Jordan- Young 


Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

Jane Parpart 


Faculty Fellow, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School, Visiting Professor, Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance, University of Massachusetts Boston; Emeritus Professor, Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa and Carleton University

Margaret Satterthwaite 


Professor of Clinical Law, NYU

Denise Segura 


Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Laura Sjoberg 


Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

Brandy Wells 


Assistant Professor of History, Oklahoma State University