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IGGD Activities 2013-2014

Conference Presentations

1) In October, 2013, IGGD organized a panel at the International Social Science Council's World Social Science Forum held in Montreal, Canada on "Teaching Gender and Globalization in the Digital Age" with presentations as follows:

  • Souad Slaoui. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco. "Digital Education in Morocco: Status, Challenges and Prospects"
  • Breny Mendoza, Centro de Estudio de la Mujer, Honduras/ California State University, Northridge. "International On-Line Teaching in Latin America"
  • Jane Bayes, California State University, Northridge. "The Gender and Globalization Syllabus Project"
  • Mary Hawkesworth, Rutgers University. "Developing Women's Global Health Online Certificate Program"
  • Leslye Obiora, LEAD, Nigeria. "The Digital Agora as a Linchpin for Equitable Inclusion and Democratic Consolidation"

2) On May 9-11, 2014, the IGGD organized a panel on "Global Feminist Activism in Los Angeles" as part of the International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Chair: Jane Bayes, California State University, Northridge 

  • Nayereh Tohidi, California State University, Northridge. ("Political Activism in the Iranian Diaspora in Los Angeles and the World")
  • Breny Mendoza, California State University Northridge. ("GLEFAS, Political Research and Education Network in Latin America")
  • Elahe Amani, California State University Fullerton, "Political Activism of the Coalition of Women from Asia and the Middle East (CWAME) in Los Angeles and the World"
  • Janette Robinson, Black Women for Wellness, Los Angeles, "Political Activism of Black Women for Wellness"
  • Imelda Buncab, "Activism against Sex Trfficking in Los Angeles and the World"
  • Jane Bayes, California State University, Northridge, "Bridges Project of the ISSC's Committee on Gender Globalization and Democratization"
  • Laura Gonzalez, Indiana University, Pennsylvania. "Women;s Activism in the Mexican Diaspora Politics in Los Angeles and the United States"

3) Jane Bayes and Monique Leyenaar from the Netherlands, another member of the Globalization and Gender Network presented papers at the International Political Science Association Meetings in Montreal, Canada July 24-29, 2014. on a panel entitled "Gender Politics and Types of Democracy"

Chair: Monique Leyenaar

  • Kathleen Fallon and Liam Swiss. "Electoral Quotas in the Developing World."
  • Lena Wängnerud, Mattias Agerberg and Aksel Sundström. "How Regime Type Affects the Link between Gender and Corruption."
  • Elin Bjarnegard and Pär Zetterberg. "Political Parties, Gender and Recruitment in Semi-democracies."
  • Gretchen Bauer. "The Influence of Regime Type on Gender Politics in South Africa".
  • Monique Leyenaar and Drude Dahlerup. "The Move Towards Gender Balance: Comparing Old and New Democracies."
  • Jane H. Bayes. "Women's Networks and Prospects for Gender Politics in Times of Transition: A comparison of recent African and Latin American Experiences."

Other Activities

4) In March 2014, Jane Bayes attended the UN meeting of NGOs in New York of the Commission on the Status of Women where she researched transnational women's non governmental organizations and their activities and to help meet a commitment to the International Social Science Council that had requested information about transnational women's research networks.

5) On 1 April 2014, the Institute of Gender, Globalization and Democracy organized and hosted a "CSUN Special Event on Sex Trafficking in Los Angeles" with the following community speakers:

  • Estela DeLosRios Executive Director of CSA, San Diego
  • Imelda Buncab, Consultant, Anti-Trafficking and Gender Based Violence
  • Dr. Stephany Powell, Executive Director Mary Magdalene Project and retired LAPD Officer
  • Ronald Schloegel, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Heng K. Liv, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

6) During the spring semester of 2014, Jane Bayes researched, organized and wrote a grant proposal to the International Social Science Council for a grant for 30,000 euros on gender and sustainability. This project is underway in several countries: (Morocco, Kenya and Sri Lanka, Japan and Korea) with students in those countries under the supervision of IGGD faculty partners gathering information and gender and environmental NGOs and their activities.

7) In May, 2014, IGGD hosted two visiting scholars from Morocco, Fatima Sadiqi and Moha Ennaji, who each presented a talk on "The Consequences of the Arab Spring in North Africa" to a group of scholars from CSUN, UCLA, and UCSB concerned with globalization, gender and democracy at a private home in Los Angeles (CSUN classes were not in session). This event was co-sponsored by the CSUN Center on the Middle East.