Cooper quotes a former anthropology associate professor, Kimberly Theidon, who’d sued Harvard in 2014 for failing to give her tenure because of her gender and her “outspoken advocacy” for victims of sexual assault:
On college campuses nation- wide, senior professors—frequently male—wield tremendous power over their students and junior colleagues…. These gatekeepers operate with virtual impunity, administering silences, humiliation, and career-ending decisions. The black box of tenure, lacking transparency, is precisely how silencing and impunity work to the disadvantage of those who would speak up and unsettle the status quo.
Presented by NYU Wagner School of Public Service, Universidad del Rosario, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
NOVEMBER212:00pm – 3:30pm ESTPublicadd to: Google Calendar | iCalendarDATE: November 21, 2020TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pmLOCATION: Online
This event is part of a three-day symposium, Colombia: Peacebuilding amid Persistence of Violence, which brings together academics, practitioners, civil society and civic leaders to discuss the past, present and futures of Colombia. It sheds light on the country’s long experience with internal armed conflict, its recent effort to transition to a post-conflict stage, and the challenges and opportunities that the present juncture implies for the success of enduring peacebuilding efforts.
This panel zeroes-in on the microlevel manifestations of the conflict, exploring the case of gender-based violence against Indigenous and Afrocolombian women in Colombia. Panelists will discuss women’s experience of leadership and resistance in these contexts and unpack key challenges of efforts to strengthen their agency and amplify their voice. Conflict affects women in unique ways, and subaltern women in particular; but their experience becomes invisible when buried within broader statistics and narratives. To understand these microdynamics of violence and the potential emergent leadership, the conversation will privilege feminist, intercultural and participatory action research perspectives. Connecting memory, resistance and leadership contributes to move forward the Symposium conversations and insights about peacebuilding and local governance amid persistence of violence.
- Pasha Bueno-Hansen, University of Delaware
- Kimberly Theidon, Fletcher School, Tufts University
- Angela Santamaria, Universidad del Rosario
This panel will be held in Spanish and moderated by Ángela Santamaría (URosario) & Sonia M. Ospina (NYU Wagner)
This event is organized by the Colombian Studies Initiative: Past, Present and Futures, a collaboration between New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and Universidad del Rosario. The Initiative aims to create an Inter-American hub for research, multidisciplinary conversations and exchange of knowledge concerning Colombia. It supports dialogue, inquiry, and research for US, Colombian, and international scholars, students, NGOs practitioners, and the general public interested in Colombia.NYU Wagner provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email email@example.com or call 212.998.7400 for assistance.Register to Attend
“Given that Trump is pre-emptively crying ‘fraud’ and refusing to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power should he lose, this is the chronicle of an election debacle foretold,” said Kimberly Theidon, a professor of international humanitarian studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Theidon drew a parallel between Trump and former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, whose 2000 election she monitored. Fujimori won in a vote that the international community treated as illegitimate, and ultimately gave up power months later.
“Watching him control the media, the judiciary and having staged an early ‘auto-coup’ forms the backdrop for my deep concerns — what changed the outcome of his fraudulent win was domestic outrage and international monitoring,” Theidon said. “In light of Trump’s increasingly authoritarian tendencies, we can learn from similar electoral machinations elsewhere. There needs to be electoral monitoring by an international organization — the U.N. and the Organization of American States are two entities that come to mind.”