This event is a launch for Feminist Conversations on Peace (Bristol University Press, forthcoming July 2022).
This edited collection brings together conversations across borders and boundaries which explore plural, intersectional and interdisciplinary concepts of feminist peace. The book includes contributions from a geographically diverse range of scholars, judges, practitioners and activists, and the chapters cut across themes of movement building and resistance and explore the limits of institutionalised peacebuilding. The conversations cover a wide range, including environmental degradation, militarisation, online violence and arms spending, among others. Come join us for this discussion with feminist peace activists and those working on the frontline for peace.
Meet the speakers:
Henri Myrttinen is a Lead Associate with Gender Associations as well as being a researcher with the Gender, Justice and Security Hub at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, and brings with him 20 years of experience working on issues of gender, peace and security, especially in Southeast Asia. Most recently, he has worked in Myanmar with local peacebuilding organisations on gender and peacebuilding. He holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Nela Porobić Isaković is a feminist activist and researcher from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She works with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on feminist political economy. The focus of Nela’s work is mainly on researching and understanding the political economy of post conflict reconstruction and recovery by looking into social, political, and economic consequences of post-conflict interventions framed within a neoliberal understanding of peacebuilding. Nela is the co-author of the essay series The Peace That is Not: 25 years of experimenting with peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina - feminist critique of neoliberal approaches to peacebuilding.
Margo Okazawa-Rey, Professor Emerita San Francisco State University, is an activist and educator working on issues of militarism, armed conflict, and violence against women examined intersectionally. She has long-standing activist commitments in South Korea and Palestine, working closely with Du Re Bang/My Sisters Place and Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, respectively. She one of the co-founders of the International Women's Network against Militarism. also is a member of the International Board of PeaceWomen Across the Globe and Board President of AWID. She was a founding member of the Combahee River Collective, the US Black feminist group that articulated the theory of intersectionality in the late-1970s.
Nour Abu-Assab is co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration (CTDC). Nour is a queer Palestinian feminist sociologist, who was awarded a PhD in Sociology in 2012 from the University of Warwick. Nour has a number of publications around identities, sexualities, migration, post-colonialism and transnational feminism and has a forthcoming book in the making under the title: Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism in the Middle East: The Circassians of Jordan and the Kurds of Syria.
Chair: Keina Yoshida is a research officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security working on the AHRC funded project a Feminist International Law of Peace and Security and the ERC project Gendered Peace. Keina is a practising human rights barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and sits on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies. Keina's work has been published in International Affairs, Human Rights Quarterly, and European Human Rights Law Review. Keina's research interests sit at the intersection of gender equality, environmental peacebuilding and human rights.
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