Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Violence: Crossing Boundaries and Bridging Divides

Date and Times: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Global Perspective:  Professor Valerie Oosterveld, Western Law School, Ontario, Canada "Gendered Crimes Against Humanity"

International criminal tribunals have considered how different types of violence - such as rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage - are gendered, especially when evaluating crimes against humanity. This talk will examine the extent to which international criminal tribunals have, and have not, truly understood the role played by gender during the commission of crimes against humanity.

Local Perspective:  Associate Vice Chancellor Pamela W. Connelly and Title IX Coordinator Katie Pope, University of Pittsburgh "Sexual Assault and Misconduct: Campus Climate and Response"

The University of Pittsburgh was one of 27 universities to participate in the American Association of Universities' recent campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct. This talk will discuss the survey's concerning results and the University's efforts to combat sexual assault and harassment.

Co-sponsored by: Center for International Legal Education, Center for Urban Education, Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Ford Institute for Human Security, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, Global Studies Center, The International Law Society, Graduate School of Public Health, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Magee Women's Hospital, Magee Women's Research Institute, Pitt Law Women's Association, School of Law, School of Social Work, UPMC Center for Health Security, UPMC Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.