The Global Crisis, Transnational Reconfigurations, and Local Contexts

EDDA´s Symposium: Saturday the 14th of November at the University of Iceland - Askja 132

The programme

14:30 Irma Erlingsdóttir (Director of EDDA): Welcome and Introduction

14:45 Valur Ingimundarson (Professor of Contemporary History, University of Iceland): "Crisis Politics, Reconstruction, and Memory: Research Narratives and Agendas"
15:00 Jeff Hearn (Professor of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden): "Developing Transnational Gender Research in Times of Crisis and Transformation" 15:30 Kum-Kum Bhavnani (Professor of Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara): From the Edges of Development to Women, Culture, Development: Some Thoughts
16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 John Foran (Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara): "Global Justice Activism: How to Make Positive Social Change in the Age of Global Crisis"

17:00 Annadís G. Rudólfsdóttir, Irma Erlingdóttir and Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir (University of Iceland): "The Transnational Gender Equality Training Program at the University of Iceland"

17:30 Panel Discussion. Moderator: Sigríður Dúna Kristmundsdóttir (Professor of Anthropology and Ambassador of Iceland in Norway).

Chair of the Symposium: Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chairwoman of EDDA’s Board).
18:00 — Reception

As the acronym for Equality, Diversity, Development and Advancement, EDDA focuses on gender equality and diversity research in its broadest theoretical and empirical forms. The Research Programme offered by EDDA was recently granted funding for up to seven years by the Science and Technology Policy Council in Iceland (STPC). The Center aims at becoming a leading research venue for collaboration – between scholars, research institutes, government institutions, and private enterprises – on diversity and gender equality.