Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Spring 2022 Agenda and Registration

SESSION 1  (click on date to be taken to registration page)

Women and Development: Empowering Individuals, Building Communities

February 11, 2022 – 2 pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

This panel will analyze real-world interventions seeking to resolve: (1) the problem of inequality of time for women, especially for those who do critical care work in our societies; (2) movement in urban spaces not necessarily designed with all genders in mind. The discussion will focus on innovative directions in emerging economies of care, especially in urban settings.

Moderator:

  • Amneris Chaparro, CIEG-UNAM

Scholars:

  • Luz Galindo, UNAM
  • Yazmín Pérez Haro, Secretaría de las Mujeres de la Ciudad de México

Policy makers:

  • Marta Clara Ferreyra Beltrán, Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres
  • Yolanda Kakabadse, World Wildlife Fund

SESSION 2

Equality and Civil Society after COVID-19

March 4th 2022 – 2 pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

This discussion will consider both the history and current moment of gender-based politics and political organizing. The panel will examine a conceptually driven analysis of shifting models of feminist organizing in Latin America. Following the historical overview, it will focus on three critical gender-sensitive policy areas and will discuss the extent to which existing policies, practices, and paradigms in Latin America are well-suited to prevent reversals in women’s rights and ensure a just economic recovery.

Moderator:

  • Gisela Zaremberg, FLACSO Mexico

Scholars

  • Elisabeth Friedman, University of San Francisco
  • Constanza Tabbush, UN Women

Policy makers:

  • Celia Giay
  • Verónica Siman, UNFPA

SESSION 3

Achieving Equality through Law and Advocacy

April 8th 2022 – 2 pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

Juridical approaches, public policies, and programs directed towards adolescent pregnancy have focused mostly on sexual and reproductive rights, leaving other questions about health, housing, and safety at the margins of policy and law. This discussion will feature explore the challenges and opportunities of achieving equality through law and civil society organizing.

Moderator:

  • Gisela Zaremberg, FLACSO Mexico

Scholars:

  • Karen Castillo, UNAM
  • Rita Astrid Muciño Corro, UNAM

Policy makers:

  • Honorable Minister Maria Claudia Bucchianeri Pinheiro, The Superior Electoral Court of Brazil

  • Julia Peredo, YPFB Chaco

  • Carla Carrizo, Congress of Argentina

SESSION 4

Protecting Women Migrants in the 21st Century

May 6th 2022 – 2pm to 3.30 pm (ET)

Migration in conditions of duress or force is particularly dangerous for women. Panelists will consider the causes and consequences of women’s migration as well as situations of extreme violence that women may experience when seeking to cross borders. The discussion will focus on how governments can protect migrating women.

Moderator:

  • Moira Fradinger, Yale

Scholars

  • Maria Susana Rosales Perez, El Colegio de México
  • Alicia Girón, UNAM

Policy makers:

  • Lorena Aguilar, former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
  • Teresa Inchaustegui, UNAM

SESSION 5

Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Academia, Science, and Beyond

May 20th 2022 – 11am to 12.30pm (ET)

This panel will focus on the barriers that women in academia and particularly in the sciences face in seeking to be heard and have their ideas considered. This session will discuss how the seniority and salary gap between men and women can be closed while also delving into critical policy issues, including gender discrimination, gender violence, the difference in salary between men and women, career advancement, and more.

Moderator:

  • Claudia Valeggia, Yale

Scholars:

  • Guadalupe Yapud Ibadango, University of Ottawa
  • UN Women Argentina
  • Federico Ernesto Viscarra, OUIG-UTEPSA
  • Mary Cruz de Urioste, OUIG-UPSA
  • Mariana Santa Cruz, OUIG-UCB

Policy makers:

  • Javiera Gazmuri, CEP
  • Maria-Noel Vaeza, UN Women