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A Global Public Policy Symposium

June 6 – 7, 2019
Monmouth University

Symposium Schedule

Thursday, June 6

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast  Wilson Hall 1st floor lobby

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Welcome: Kenneth Womack, Dean, Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Monmouth University   Wilson 104

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Convener Address:  “From Global to Local: How International Norms Intersect with National and Local Customs and Laws to Confront Gender-Based Violence in Rural India,” Rekha Datta, Symposium Co-Convener, Monmouth University  Wilson 104

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Plenary 1: Lecture & Luncheon “Amplifying Local Women’s Voices for a More Sustainable and Inclusive Peace,” Mallika Iyer & Dinah Lakehal, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)

  • In this Plenary Lecture, Ms. Iyer & Ms. Lakehal will discuss GNWP’s work on localizing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security and 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security in South and Southeast Asia, Chad, DRC, and Iraq
    Versailles/Pompeii Room (Wilson Hall)

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Symposium Panel Session 1

  • Session A: The Role of Media in Public Narratives   Wilson 104
    Chair & Moderator: Jennifer Shamrock & Eleanor Novek (invited), Monmouth University
    “Paradoxes of Honor: Yazidis and the Transformation of Patriarchy Post-Genocide,” Johanna Foster, Monmouth University, & Sherizaan Minwalla, Esq, Genocide Recovery, Iraq
    “Media Reporting Experiences on SGBV in Syria & Iraq: Helping Survivors Regain Control While Conducting Interviews,” Marga Zambrana, Independent Journalist
  • Session B: Closing the Empirical Gaps in Research on Gender-Based Violence   Wilson 106
    Chair & Moderator: Lisa Dinella, Monmouth University
    “Descriptive Data of Trans & Non-Binary Experiences of Sexual Violence: Context, Perpetrator Characteristics, and Reporting Behavior,” Sasha Cana, Monmouth University & Kristen Jozkowski, University of Arkansas
    “Man Camps are the New Boarding Schools: Settler Colonialism, Resource Extraction, & Sexual Violence against Native Women,” Liza Minno Bloom, Monmouth University
    “Conceptualizing Verbal Coercion: Taking Non-Consent Seriously,” Brandie Pugh, University of Delaware
  • Session C: Violence, Inequality, & Institutions   Wilson 103
    Chair & Moderator: Janice Stapley, Monmouth University
    “A Psychological Lens on Inequalities in the Work Place & Sports,” Vonetta Kalieta, Learned Excellence for Athletes, & Chanell. J. Singletary-Eskridge, Monmouth University

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Coffee Break & Campus Tour  Versailles Room (Wilson Hall)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Plenary 2: Transnational Examination of GBV in Past & Present War and Armed Conflicts   Wilson 104

Chair & Moderator: Marina Vujnovic, Monmouth University
‘The ‘Blind Space’ Outside the Text: Narrating Sexual Violence in ‘Comfort Women’ Fiction,” Laura Barberan-Reinares, Bronx Community College, The City University of New York
“The Politics of Representing Gendered Violence in Postcolonial East Asian Diaspora,” Jungah Kim, Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York
“Unheard Voices and Ongoing Struggles of Sex Slavery Survivals: Reflections on the documentary film, Silence,” Eunah Lee, St. Joseph’s College of New York
“Beyond Killing: Gender, Genocide, and Obligations under International Law,” Grant Shubin, Global Justice Center

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. – Plenary 3: Genocide, Refugees, & Justice Responses  Wilson 104

“Boko Haram Wives: The Feminine Identity as a Weapon,” Athena Hantzaridis, Clearview Healthcare Partners
“Role of International Organizations & NGOs in Reducing GBV in Humanitarian and Development Localization,” Barbara Mali, Norsk Folkehjelp
“Justice for GBV Survivors in Iraq: A Survivor-Centered Approach,” Sherizaan Minwalla, Esq, Genocide Recovery, Iraq

Friday, June 7

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast   Pozycki Hall 1st floor lobby

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: “Peace Beyond the Absence of War: Addressing Gender-Based Violence During Conflict & Peace,” Krishanti Dharmaraj, Center for Women’s Global LeadershipPozycki Auditorium


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Symposium Panel Session 2 

  • Session D: Resistance & Resilience   Pozycki Auditorium
    Chair & Moderator: Hettie Williams, Monmouth University
    “A National U.S. Study of 933 Women’s Qualitative Accounts of Their Own Behavior during Sexual Assault,” Sasha Canan, Monmouth University, & Kristen Jozkowski, University of Arkansas
    “Addressing Wellbeing & Resilience in Refugee Survivors of Sexual Violence,” Monica Indart, Rupa M. Khetarpal, & Jordan Steiner, Rutgers University, & Jenny Mincin, SUNY Empire State College
    “Building Empowerment, Resisting Patriarchy: Understanding Intervention against Domestic Violence among Grassroots Women in Gujarat, India,” Soma Chaudhuri, Michigan State University
  • Session E: Attitudes, Perceptions, & Conceptualizations  Turrell Boardroom (Bey Hall 201)
    Chair & Moderator: Jennifer McGovern, Monmouth University
    “Masculinity, Threat, the ‘Incel’ Identity, and the Endorsement of Gun Violence and Violence Against Women,” Maria Scaptura & Kaitlin Boyle, Virginia State University
    “What Does It Mean to Decolonize Masculinity?” Manuel Chavez, Monmouth University
    “Evolutionary Social Contract of Homosexuals in India,” Vipin Vijay Nair, O.P Jindal Global University
  • Session F: Law, Education, & Policy  Young Auditorium (Bey Hall 113)
    Chair & Moderator: TBA
    “Gender-Neutral Pedagogical Techniques & Indian School Education,” Sakshi Bishnoi, O.P Jindal Global University, & Shivani Agarwal, Rishihood University
    “Impediments to Women’s Proportional Representation in State Legislatures,” Kaitlin Allsopp, Monmouth University

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch & Tabling with Local Organizations   Turrell Boardroom (Bey Hall 201) & Pozycki 2nd floor atrium

Co-Facilitators: Megan Delaney & Stephanie Hall, Monmouth University

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Convener Closing:  Johanna Foster, Symposium Co-Convener, Monmouth University – Turrell Boardroom (Bey Hall 201)