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The Geopolitics of Sexual Rights as Human Rights

Dagmar Herzog

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Western sexual revolutions of the 1960s-1970s brought advances in conceptualizing sexual rights and women's rights as human rights, but it took until the 1990s for globe-spanning transnational organizations like the United Nations officially to take up these causes - only very soon to find the promotion and concretization of these causes blocked and undermined all over again. Paradoxically, however, and even as the causes remain fragile and highly contested, they are also being increasingly instrumentalized for larger geopolitical, military, and economic purposes. Dagmar Herzog's presentation traces this double history, while also introducing recent innovative initiatives working effectively within the contradictory current juncture.

Dagmar Herzog is Distinguished Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has written extensively on the history of religion, the history of the Holocaust and its aftermath, and the histories of gender and sexuality.

 


Memorial Union (campus map)
MU206: Asian/Pacific Room
Corvallis
OR
Free
Robert Peckyno
(541) 737-8560
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion