Events in the wake of International Women’s Day

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Lost in a Sea of White Male FacesThe 8th of March is International Women’s Day. On this occasion GRaSe, the Max Weber Centre, the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies and the departments of Law and History and Civilization present two events on gendered, sexual and racial discrimination on Wednesday 12 March.

In the morning, GRaSe will host the session “Gender and Academia at the EUI: one big happy family?” (10.00h-13.00h) where the results of a survey on discrimination at the EUI will be presented. The survey, which will be conducted in the two weeks prior to the event, tentatively measures the feelings and atmosphere at the EUI workplace(s) regarding discrimination. The second part of this session will be a discussion of recent literature on the long tradition of discrimination in academia, and how this conflicts with the discourse of tolerance, free speech and openness in academic circles.

In the afternoon the program will continue with “Lost in a Sea of White Male Faces”: A Round Table on Glass Ceilings in Academia (14.00h-17.30h), hosted by the Max Weber Program as part of their “Academic Best Practice” series. The round table speakers include Marieke van den Brink (Radboud University in Nijmegen), Paula Mählck (University of Stockholm), Brenna Bhandar (SOAS) and Evi Pappa (EUI).