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#22-20 Attacks on Gender Studies … An international conversation

In many parts of the world, governments and other actors are attempting to limit or banish Gender Studies and the concepts it explores. On Thursday, July 30, 2020 the US chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television hosted a web-based discussion on this issue, titled Global Attacks on Gender Studies and the Dismantling of Critical Knowledge. Experts from Romania, Hungary, UN women and the USA spoke about reasons and methods behind both the pushback and the pushback against the pushback.

Host(s): Sofia Vavaroutsos
Featured Speakers/Guests: From UN Women, Dr. Purna Sen, Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and other forms of Discrimination. Discussing Hungary: Prof. Andrea Peto of Central European Unversity, and sociologist and Assoc. Prof. Aniko Gregor from ELTE (Etvos Lorahnd) University. Discussing Romania: Professor Loredana Ivan, of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration; and Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University, Diana Nastasia. Discussing the US: Dr. Carolyn Byerly, member of the Graduate Faculty of Communication Culture and Media Studies, Howard University.

Credits: Event produced and hosted by Sheila Dallas Katzman, President of the US chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, with Diana Nastasia and Howard Katzman. Program producer, Sofia Vavaroutsos. Series producer for WINGS, Frieda Werden.