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IPW Lecture: Gender Stereotyping in the Military

With: Cornelia Weiss (Military Lawyer)
Moderation: Saskia Stachowitsch (IPW, University of Vienna)

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 16:45
Hörsaal II, NIG, ground floor
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna

ipwlecture_WeissFor more information about this lecture series of the Institute of Political Science please click here.

Abstract
Gender stereotyping happens in all sectors of society, but it plays a particular role in the military. Understanding how women and men are stereotyped illuminates the hidden nature of gender prejudice. Such gender prejudice harms not only individuals; it harms national and international security. Courts have served and are serving an important role in naming detrimental gender stereotypes in the armed forces, exposing their harms, and determining how they infringe on rights. In this lecture, Cornelia Weiss addresses the successes that the courts have had in addressing gender stereotyping while arguing that militaries, for the sake of national and international security, must be proactive in eliminating gender stereotyping.

IPW Lecture: Rape Loot Pillage. The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

With: Sara Meger (Central European University)
Moderation: Saskia Stachowitsch (IPW, Universität Wien)

Thursday, March 23 2017, 16:45
Hörsaal II IPW, NIG, ground floor
Universitätsstraße 7, A 1010 Vienna

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Please find the link to this lecture series of the Institute of Political Science here.

Abstract:
In recent years, the world has become all too aware of the prevalence of rape and other forms of sexual violence perpetrated in war. This form of gendered violence has repeatedly made headlines, in conflicts like South Sudan, Darfur, Burundi, and the DR Congo. As a result, rape has become an increasingly common consideration in foreign policy, with sexual violence becoming the cornerstone of the UN’s Women, Peace, and Security agenda. Recognized in at least 13 UN Security Council resolutions passed since 2000, ‘rape as a weapon of war’ is considered a security threat on par with nuclear and biological weapons, terrorism, and arms proliferation. Despite this, policy and aid programs have seemingly had little impact on the perpetration of sexual violence in conflict. In this lecture, Sara Meger underscores some of the problematic assumptions that have underpinned international scholarship, advocacy, and policy that has shaped how we think about and respond to sexual violence in war, and offers an alternative framework based on feminist and political-economy analysis.

Markets, Men, and Mercenaries. Private Security through the Lens of Gender, Race, and Global Political Economy

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Markets, Men, and Mercenaries. Private
Security through the Lens of Gender,
Race, and Global Political Economy

Lecturer: Amanda Chisholm
(Newcastle University)
Saskia Stachowitsch
(University of Vienna)

Moderation: Claudia Brunner 
(University of Klagenfurt)

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Hörsaal 1 (Zi.nr. A0212)
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Universitätsstraße 7/2. Stock, 1010 Wien

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Summer 2014 seminar 210287: All dates

Dear students,

the seminar 210287 M8b The Personal Is International. Feminist Theories in International Relations takes place on the following 4 (!) days:

Friday, March 7, 2014 (11.30am – 1.00pm), lecture room 3 (D212) NIG 2nd floor
Saturday, March 22, 2014 (10.00am – 5.00pm), lecture room 3 (D212) NIG 2nd floor
Saturday, March 29, 2014 (10.00am – 5.00pm), lecture room 3 (D212) NIG 2nd floor
Saturday, April 5, 2014 (10.00am – 5.00pm), lecture room 1 (A228), NIG 2nd floor

Please register for the seminar on univis.
(The second period of application ends on March 2nd at 10.00 pm!)

All material for the seminar will be provided via moodle.

Summer 2013 lecture 210019: Further exam dates

2nd exam date:

October 14th, 2013, 3.00-4.30 p.m., Lecture Hall 1 (NIG, 2nd floor)
registration for exam: September 27th until October 11th, 2013

3rd exam date:

November 25th, 2013, 3.00-4.30 p.m., Lecture Hall 1 (NIG, 2nd floor)
registration for exam: November 8th until November 22nd, 2013

4th exam date:

January 20th, 2014, 3.00-4.30 p.m., Lecture Hall 1 (NIG, 2nd floor)
registration for exam: January 3rd until January 17th, 2014

You´ll find information and texts/ppt-material on Moodle.