Public Lecture

Thursday 01 December 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Invested in Equality: Dr Michael Kimmel engages Geneva's leaders

Michael Kimmel

Stony Brook University

The event is organised jointly by International Gender Champions, the Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, the United States Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, the United Nations Office at Geneva, and Women@theTable

Venue: Maison de la paix, Auditorium A1
Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2

Dr Michael Kimmel, recently called 'the world's preeminent male feminist' by The Guardian, is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, where he is also Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies.

In this lecture and interactive dialogue he will engage a powerhouse of male and female leaders in a frank, public conversation about how to transcend barriers and transform perceptions about equality, masculinities and feminism.

Following introductory remarks by Professor Elisabeth Prügl, Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute, Dr Michael Kimmel will give a lecture and lead a conversation with:

  • Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization
  • Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, United States Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva
  • Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Andrea Pedrazzini, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Switzerland

A BYOB Event: Bring Your Own Boss