Is secularism the only way for women to achieve equality? Is religion inherently antithetical to women's advancement? Is the concept of human rights so associate with "the West" that it can never be a viable means for achieving women's rights in non-Western countries? The Luce Conference on Religion and International Affairs: Through the Prism of Rights and Gender will explore these and other questions in a public forum with ASU faculty and visiting scholars and practitioners from the US and abroad.
Conference Presenters include:
- Hauwa Ibrahim, Harvard University
- Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley
- Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
- Elizabeth Prodromou, Boston University and US Commission on International Religious Freedom
- Loretta Ross, Founder of the National Center for Human Rights Education and National Coordinator of SisterSong (Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective)
- Yasmin Saikia, Arizona State University
- Zilka Spahic-Siljak, Luce International Fellow and University of Sarajevo
- Mariz Tadros, Institute for Development Studies (UK)
- Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University
For more information about the Luce Project, the conference, or these speakers, see the ASU Luce Project.