College of Arts and Science Vanderbilt University

Global Feminisms Collaborative

GFC for Undergraduates

Fall 2008 Cookies and Conversation

What does it mean to work for human rights?
Academic and Activist Perspectives

with Julie Mertus
 American University
joined us at Dean Wcislo's residence. 

Professor Mertus shared from her wealth of experience working with nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations including UNHCR, Women Waging Peace, and OXFAM on human rights and humanitarian issues in regions including the former Yugoslavia, Vietnam, China, and South Africa. Her research focuses on human rights, U.S. foreign policy, humanitarian law and policy, and gender and conflict. 

Co-sponsored by  the Commons, Political Science, the Office of Active Citizenship & Service, and Women’s and Gender Studies


From Hillary Clinton to Sarah Palin: Gender and the 2008 Presidential Election

with Sue Carroll
Rutgers University

The conversation considered the historic candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. 

Sponsored by Global Feminisms Collaborative, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
and the Election Alliance

Dr. Carroll also gave a public lecture as a guest of the Robert Penn Warren Center: 
“Gender and Hillary Clinton’s Campaign: The Good, the Bad, and the Misogynic” 


China 2008: Images and Reality

Wei Li
University of Hong Kong


Mingyan Li
Vanderbilt University

joined us at the Margaret Cuninngim Women's Center

The conversation  focused on the role and perception of China in the world.

This event was co-sponsored by t
he Asian American Student Alliance. 

 For more information or to help coordinate the next GFC- Undergraduate event,  
Katy Attanasi or Rebecca Maddox