Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012...10:17 am

Center for Conflict Studies to holds its Inaugural Conference “Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict and Power”

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The Center for Conflict Studies announces its first annual conference titled ‘Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict and Power’ from November 8 to 10, 2012. The conference seeks to explore conflicts that arise at the nexus of gender and religion while simultaneously promoting spaces for empowerment that arise in these interactions.
Our keynote speaker on Thursday, November 8 is Hauwa Ibrahim, a lawyer from northern Nigeria and an expert on Sharia law. She was Amina Lawal’s (the Nigerian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery) lawyer. Ms. Ibrahim’s personal journey is one of triumph and courage and therefore she most certainly is a compelling speaker on her topic “Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts.” We will start the evening with an inaugural reception for the Center for Conflict Studies which is now integrated with the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
We also have many scholars and practitioners participating in the various panels on November 9 and 10.  Conference details can be found at: http://www.miis.edu/academics/researchcenters/conflict-studies/events/gender-religion
To attend the keynote speech and reception (November 8), please be sure to register using this link: http://ccsreligionandgender.eventbrite.comRegistration is $25 for general public and $20 for current students (We will check student IDs at the door). On our registration site, we accept credit cards, which includes a service fee. If you would rather pay cash, please complete the registration process on campus.  Registration tables will be set up outside Samson Center on October 23, 25, 29, and 31 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Please note that there will be a cash bar at the reception.
Attendance to the conference (November 9 and 10) is free but we ask that you additionally register for these events, as space is limited.
The venue for all events is Monterey Marriott 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA93940
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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