4pm–6pm Tuesday 24 September, Sydney
This special occasion forms part of our 50th anniversary program of events taking place across the country. These events acknowledge the vital role of the humanities in helping us understand our past, make sense of our present, and ensure a humanised future for all people.
The Gender-based Violence roundtable discussion will draw on the expertise of leading experts in the field of gender-based violence to explore the latest findings in scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on this pressing global problem. Our speakers will examine how gender-based violence is represented across a wide range of media and texts to sustain cultures of abuse; how gender-based violence has evolved from an historical perspective through to the present; and how cultural and workplace contexts contribute to perpetuating these harms. The discussion will draw on current research from Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region and consider the policy implications of the discussion.
This is a free public event, open to all.
The program will commence at 4pm at the UNSW Sydney Kensington Campus, with a reception to follow at 5pm.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Sarah Cook — UNSW Director, Institute for Global Development (moderator)
- Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge — Co-Convener UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network
- Scientia Professor Louise Edwards FASSA FHKAH FAHA — Professor of Chinese History at UNSW Sydney and the Academy’s International Secretary
- Professor Vera Mackie — University of Wollongong
We are grateful to UNSW Sydney for their generous support of this event.
This event forms part of 2-day invitational annual bilateral workshop hosted by the Academy with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on the theme of Gender Evolutions: Past, Present and Future.