Reproductive Rights at Risk: Gender, Religion and Nationalism

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Prof. Alison Brysk delivered this seminar / webinar about Reproductive Rights at Risk: Gender, Religion and Nationalism in Europe and the Americas on 13 June 2022.

After decades of a "rising tide" of liberal modernization, abortion rights are regressing in many societies shaped by nationalism - even as their religious peers continue to legalize. We will explore the social patterns and political process of the struggle for reproductive rights in Europe and the Americas: Ireland, Poland, Argentina, Brazil and the US. As the US faces the prospect of the loss of national judicial protection for the right to abortion under Roe vs. Wade, how can the lessons of human rights scholarship and comparative experience inform reproductive rights advocacy and mobilization?

Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is currently Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Visiting Professor in Politics and International Relations.
Alison is an American political scientist who has authored seven books and edited ten books on international human rights and has been a scholar and lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Japan. She has also held Fulbright Fellowships in India and Canada and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics.

Prof Siobhán Wills, TJI Director, chaired this event and Prof Rory O'Connell helped to facilitate the organisation.
Period13 Jun 2022
Event typeSeminar