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Friday, September 18, 2015

Ayotzinapa and the Rebirth of Revolutionary Democracy: Mexico at the Crossroads

Lecture | September 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


John Ackerman, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Boalt’s Hall Committee for Human Rights - International Human Rights Law Clinic

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt

Colloquium | October 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Lisa Blaydes, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford Unviersity

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


How are harmful social practices brought to an end? Female genital cutting (FGC) is among the most widespread human rights violations committed against children, worldwide. While FGC remains a nearly ubiquitous practice among ever-married women in Egypt, significant declines in the practice have been witnessed among younger women and girls. In particular, Egypt's Coptic Christian community has...   More >