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Women in Europe: Is Time Up?



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Speaker: Ruth Rubio Marin

Series: Dean's Lecture Series

The City Law School is pleased to host the latest Athena SWAN Lecture as part of the Dean's Lecture series with guest speaker Professor Ruth Rubio Marín, one of the world's contemporary leading thinkers on gender equality. The talk is entitled 'Women in Europe: Is Time Up?'

Talk Abstract
Relying on Iris Young´s categories of oppression (violence, exploitation, marginalisation, disempowerment and cultural imperialism) the lecture describes the status quo of women in Europe and argues that women are still an oppressed group and that those that are affected by several forms of discrimination are particularly oppressed. It provides a quick and critical overview of the actions and policies that European institutions have taken over time to remedy gender injustice and raises the question as to whether time is up for Europe to fully and fundamentally embrace the overcoming of patriarchy as a defining feature of its political ethos.

About the speaker
Ruth Rubio Marín
is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla (University of Seville) as well as a member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. She is the director of the Gender and Governance Cluster of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute in Florence. Formerly (2008-2016) she held a Chair in Comparative Public Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Her research represents an attempt to understand how public law creates categories of inclusion and exclusion around different axis including gender, citizenship, nationality and ethnicity. Mother of two, Professor Rubio is the author of over multiple 40 articles and author, editor and co-editor of 8 books including Immigration as a Democratic Challenge, Cambridge University Press, 2000; The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence, with Baines (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2004; What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations, Rubio-Marín (ed.), Social Science Research Council, New York, 2006; The Gender of Reparations: Subverting Sexual Hierarchies while Redressing Human Rights Violations, Rubio-Marín (ed.) Cambridge University Press, 2009; The Battle for Female Suffrage in the EU: Voting to Become Citizens, with Rodriguez Ruiz (eds.) Brill, 2012; Human Rights and Immigration (ed.) Oxford University Press, 2014; Transforming gender citizenship: The irresistible rise of gender quotas in Europe, with Lépinard (eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2018 forthcoming and Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis (with Will Kymlicka, eds) (Oxford University Press, 2018 forthcoming).

She has extensive experience in dealing with reparations in post-conflict societies including in Morocco, Nepal and Colombia. She speaks 5 languages fluently and has given talks in over 40 countries.  She is an occasional contributor to public opinion formation through editorials in national and international press. Most recently, she has been invited to deliver the 2019 Gruber Distinguished Lecture on Women´s Human Rights at Yale Law School. Her image will be include in the Legacy Wall to be installed in the new building of the ICC to honor her lifelong commitment to gender justice.

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5.30pm - 7.30pmThursday 17th May 2018

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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