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Optional Reading Group before the talk by Dr. Julie Mertus (4/18)

Mon, April 11, 2011 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • SZB 422

Monday, April 11, 11:00-12:30pm
Optional Reading Group before the talk by Dr. Julie Mertus
SZB 422
In preparation for Dr. Julie Mertus’ talk on April 18, “Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors,” please join us for an informal discussion of selections from Dr. Mertus’ recent publications. (Dr. Mertus will not be in Austin for the 4/11 discussion.)
For this discussion, please read any or all of these selections:
1. Human Rights Matters: Local Politics and National Human Rights Institutions. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2009.
“Chapter 1: Operationalizing Human Rights at the Local Level,” 1-13
“Chapter 7: Conclusion,” 129-140
2. Mertus with Nancy Flowers. Local Action Global Change: A Handbook on Women’s Human Rights. Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008.
“Prologue: From the Kitchen Table to the Burmese Border,” xv-xviii
“Introduction to Women’s Human Rights,” 1-28
If you would like PDFs for these readings for the 4/11 discussion, please email Kristen Hogan at

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