Conference on Women and Gender 2014
“Challenges, Opportunities, Possibilities”
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender is now housed in the Women and Gender Studies Program, which will host the conference in March, 2014. In the spirit of this change, the 2014 conference will take as its theme “Challenges, Opportunities, Possibilities.”
Because the Women and Gender Studies Conference is now housed in an academic program, the conference’s primary goal is to support the ideals of a liberal arts institution such as those articulated by Cardinal Newman in The Idea of a University: to provide an interface between the academic and the experiential in order to enrich lived life.
Our keynote speaker, Nisha Varia, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, will be addressing these issues in human rights for women in her address. In addition to extensive research and publications on women’s rights in Asia, Ms. Varia has directed and co-directed advocacy programs for Human Rights Watch, including the campaign resulting in the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention in 2011. She earned her BA from Stanford University and her MA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is also a Fulbright Scholar and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Presentation of the annual “Woman of the Year” Award
This university award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, recognizes and honors outstanding leaders at Seton Hall who have made significant contributions to the success of women at the University. In celebration of Women’s History Month and the Seton Hall University Women’s Conference, we are seeking nominations for the University’s 2014 Woman of the Year.