Online public event until 3:30pm
- Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
- Dr Nelson Camilo Sanchez
- Dr Josephine Ahikire
- Professor Christine Chinkin
The outbreak of a global pandemic has simultaneously revealed the fragility and robustness of health, education, economic, security, political and social systems. There is no shortage of exceptional responses to the pandemic. These have included the physical lockdown of millions of people, mandates to return millions from cities to rural communities, restrictions on expression that challenges government management of the crisis, data tracking on the movement of persons, extensive border controls, and a broad range of political and legal controls that are far-reaching across all levels of public and private life. Responses have also included remarkable initiatives at community level, often led by women, to provide care where state services fail and to maintain momentum for progressive policy agendas.
This event will take stock of changing social and political landscapes, locally and internationally, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Three Co-Directors of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub will discuss questions such as: How have responses to COVID-19 affected the fight for gender justice and inclusive security? What are the impacts of the crisis on political and social rights agendas? Has the pandemic exacerbated the closing down of civil society space? How are gender roles and conceptions of masculinity challenged as a result of the reconfiguration of public and private spaces? And, perhaps most importantly, as we head towards a post-COVID reckoning: does the moment of crisis brought about by the pandemic offer opportunities for positive change?
Meet our speakers and chair
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (@NiAolainF) is concurrently Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor of Law at the Queens University, Belfast. Ní Aoláin is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism.
Nelson Camilo Sanchez is an assistant professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law, a research associate at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society – Dejusticia, in Colombia, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub.
Josephine Ahikire is Deputy Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and former Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies. She has over 20 years of teaching and publishing in Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University in feminist theory, gender and politics, livelihood and cultural studies.
Christine Chinkin, FBA, CMG, is the former Director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, a Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan and a member of the Bar of England and Wales and Matrix Chambers. She was previously Professor of International Law (LSE). She has authored many articles on international law and human rights law, particularly women’s human rights.
More about this event
The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world.
This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19
- This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required.
- Registration will open after 10am via Zoom on Monday 11 January.
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