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The Potential & Promise of Feminist Voices in Islam

A lecture by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Thursday, October 4, 2012
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

 

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a legal anthropologist specializing in Islamic law, gender, and development, explores how Islamic feminism may change the terms of debates over Islam and gender.

President Spar: Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect

For Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Barnard's President writes about the challenges of "having it all"

A New Queer Agenda

A journal launch and reception with Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, Richard Kim, and others
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
6 PM
NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Join Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, Richard Kim and other contributors to the recently launched issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda,” for an evening of politics, discussion, and celebration. 

President's Page: Sexual Politics

On a particularly dreary day at the end of February, I was trying to get word about my younger son... When the phone rang, I leaped, positive that it was the emergency room calling with the final diagnosis. Instead, it was my office, informing me that President Obama wanted to give the commencement address at Barnard. What does one say? “Oh wow,” I mumbled. “Sure. I have to get off the phone now.”

Embracing the F Word

Five Barnard feminists share their stories from the ever-evolving movement

Last Word: Are We the Women We Should Be?

When I was 6 years old, I remember defiantly stating that I wanted to grow up to be the first female president of the United States. By the time I graduated from Barnard, I was more inclined toward being the “next” Katie Couric. Today, I’m very happy as a writer, lecturer, and small-business owner.... but I’m wondering what these changed goals say about me and my generation?

President Spar debates "the myth of work-life balance"

Spar responds to The Atlantic's cover story on trade-offs facing professional women.

President Spar discusses Obama's upcoming commencement address on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

In advance of Barnard's Commencement, President Spar notes the significance of President Obama speaking at a women's college.

Dateline: Mumbai

Barnard’s Fourth Annual Global Symposium draws together India’s women leaders to share their culture and ideas and to inspire young women
to become leaders of the future