Women’s Citizenship: An American Dilemma | Columbia Global Centers (East Asia)
When and Where
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Columbia Global Center (East Asia)
No. 26, 1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing, China
In this talk, Columbia Professor Alice Kessler-Harris will explore how women’s changing experiences in the 21st century challenge the meaning of citizenship for all Americans.
*Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-talkwomens-citizenship-an-american-dilemma-tickets-17001755709
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia is holding a Beijing+20 Seminar Series in 2015 on women’s empowerment in China, a series of public panels and talks as part of its Beijing+20 program commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. In this talk, Columbia Professor Alice Kessler-Harris will explore how women’s changing experiences in the 21st century challenge the meaning of citizenship for all Americans.
Alice Kessler-Harris is R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University where she is also Professor in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Kessler-Harris specializes in the history of American labor and twentieth century social policy. Her books include In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (2001), which won the Bancroft, Taft, Joan Kelly and Herbert Hoover prizes; Gendering Labor History (2007), which contains her essays on women, work and social policy, and A Woman’s Wage: Historical Meanings and Social Consequences (1990). She is perhaps best known for the now classic, Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States (1982, 2001). She is co-editor, among other books of Protecting Women: Labor Legislation in Europe, Australia, and the United States, 1880-1920 (1995), and of Democracy and Social Rights in the ‘Two Wests’—which explores the impact of expanding citizenship rights in Western Europe and the U.S. Her most recent book is A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman (2012). Kessler-Harris is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.
Event information courtesy of The Legation Quarter: http://www.legationquarter.org/