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Events This Week

Friday, Mar. 31, 12:00pm
101 International Studies Building
"Upholding Gender Peace in a Time of War"

Evelyne Accad
Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sponsored by: WGGP
Co-sponsored by: Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Department of French and Italian; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Lunch included with registration by March 29th

Upcoming Events

11th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup Attempt

April 4, 2017
1:30 – 4:30 pm

Reception to follow

 Levis Faculty Center
4th Floor, 919 W Illinois St

Symposium Webpage:

Organized by:
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; European Union Center

 Co-sponsored by:
Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities





 1:30 – 1:35 pm
Welcoming Remarks
Colleen Murphy
Director, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP); Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Illinois

1:35 – 2:15 pm
“Turkey-EU Relations After the Failed Coup Attempt”

Karol Kujawa

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey; Kosciuszko Senior Scholar, University of Illinois

 2:15 – 2:55 pm
Has Turkey’s failed coup actually succeeded?

Mustafa Akyol

Turkish journalist and author; columnist for Al-Monitor; monthly contributing opinion writer for The New York Times

 2:55 – 3:00 pm

 3:00 – 3:40 pm
What changed for women after Turkey’s failed coup attempt?

Riada Asimovic Akyol

PhD candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul; visiting scholar at Wellesley College

3:40 – 4: 20 pm
The Challenge of Listening after the Attempted Coup

Denise Elif Gill

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Washington University in St. Louis

4:20 pm
Concluding remarks

Colleen Murphy

Director, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP); Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Illinois

EUC, REEEC, and CGS are National Resource Centers funded by the US Department of Education Title VI grant. EUC is also a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded by the European Union. CSAMES is partially funded by the US Department of Education Title VIa grant. This symposium is supported by funding from the US Department of Education Title VI grant.


WGGP Alumni Spotlight Series
Batamaka Some and Bill Gates, June 2016 

Beatriz Padilla
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2001
PhD in Sociology, 2001

Current Position

My current position is Principal Investigator at the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) or in English, University Institute of Lisbon

See full interview here

Public Lecutre will take place on April 3rd at noon.  More details available here

WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at or by phone at 333-6221.

The Barnard Library will award two grants of $2,500 to researchers using its ArchivesZine Library or Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) collection.
The purpose of this program is to expand social justice and feminist research by sharing with activists, artists, independent scholars and academics the material at Barnard. Undergraduate and graduate students, adjunct and term faculty, professors, journalists and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Jury members will take an intersectional approach to evaluating applications.
Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, second and third wave feminist and LGBTQ print ephemera (1970s-present newsletters, pamphlets, zines, etc.), riot grrrl, late 20th century girlhood, 20th century women's education, NYC modern dance history, representations of women’s sexuality and embodiment, contemporary zine culture, zines by women of color. 
Award money may be used for whatever will facilitate the researcher's work at Barnard, e.g., travel, housing, family care.
Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2017. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by May 3, 2017 for research to be conducted at Barnard during the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.
Librarians at Barnard were inspired to create this program by similar awards at Columbia University and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture


Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Certificate in Global Health will prepare students to engage with issues and problems in global health policy, access, and delivery.

Learn more here

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