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Academic Year 2010-2011

Public talks in Lent 2011:

  • Professor Catharine MacKinnon,  Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and long-term James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, gave the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Lecture on Trafficking, Prostitution, and Inequality on 10 February 2011 in The Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College, Cambridge. A restricted access recording is available at the link above.
  • SRSG Margot Wallström, United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict gave the Juliet Mitchell Lecture on Beyond Business as Usual: from recognition to action in combating conflict-related sexual violence on 20 January 2011 The Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge. 

Public talks in Michaelmas 2010:

  • Public Forum in association with The Guardian Newspaper and kindly supported by Cambridge University Press on Transitioning Gender: The Challenges of Radical Technologies, held on 1 December 2010. Panel members included: Professor Jack Halberstam, Professor of English, American Studies, Ethnicity and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California; Professor Richard Green, Research Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Gender Identity Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, 1994-2006; Dr Jens Scherpe, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; and Mr Ben Thom, Vice-President, Press For Change. A podcast of this event is available at the link above.
  • Public Forum in association with The Guardian Newspaper and kindly supported by Cambridge University Press on Gendered Behaviour: what can Science tell us? held on 16 November 2010. Panel members included: Professor Deborah Cameron, Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication, University of Oxford; Professor Robin Dunbar, Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford; Professor Elizabeth Spelke, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Harvard University; and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Department of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge. A podcast of this event is available at the link above.
  • Public Forum in association with The Guardian Newspaper and kindly supported by Cambridge University Press on Making Babies in the 21st Century: The Rise of Reproductive Technologies, held on 2 November 2010. Panel members included: Baroness Onora O'Neill, Moral and Political Philosopher; Professor Marcia Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University; Professor Susan Golombok, Director, Centre for Family Research - Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge; and Professor Carl Djerassi, Inventor of the modern day contraceptive pill and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University. A podcast of this event is available at the link above.
  • Dr Phil Howell, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, discussed his book Geographies of Regulation: Policing Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Empire on 29 October 2010 in the Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.
  • Professor Marcia Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University gave the inaugural Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Lecture on Global Gametes: Reproductive 'Tourism' and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East on 26 October 2010 at Clare College, Cambridge. The event was chaired by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.
  • Professor Yael Feldman, Katsh Professor of Hebrew Culture, Affiliate Professor of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, New York University, discusses her book Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative on 18 October 2010 in the Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.