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January 2019

Social Securities Talk: Embracing Shari’a: Women, Law, and Activism in Somalia
Mark Fathi Massoud

January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gender equality is a key principle of human rights and political security. But how are gender equality and human security ensured in societies struggling with legacies of civil war and political violence? This lecture reveals how, in a space where many observers presume law and security are absent, women are turning to Islam's foundational sources -- the Qur’an (the holy book of Islam) and the Hadith (statements and actions of the Prophet Muhammad) -- to promote women’s rights and human and political security. Research draws on archival research in England and ethnographic fieldwork in Somalia. Mark Fathi Massoud is Associate Professor of Politics and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on the role of law and religion in promoting human security in conflict settings and authoritarian states. His first book, Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian,…

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Social Securities Talk: Why Can’t Feminists Change the Law? The History and Politics of Welfare Reform in the Modern U.S.
Felicia Kornbluh

January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Felicia Kornbluh is Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at University of Vermont.  She is the author of The Battle for Welfare Rights: Poverty and Politics in Modern America (2007) and, with Gwendolyn Mink, Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective (2018).  She is at work on two books, How to Win a War on Women: My Mother, Her Neighbor, and the Fate of Reproductive Rights and Justice, and an essay collection titled Constant Craving: Identity Politics and Economic Justice. Sponsored by the IHC’s Social Securities series and the Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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Social Securities Talk: Shaping Community Futures through Policy + Architecture
Elizabeth Timme

January 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Elizabeth Timme is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of LA-Más, a non-profit urban design organization based in Los Angeles that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. Timme teaches at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture and serves on the Zoning Advisory Committee of Re:Code LA, a city-led effort to transform the city’s outdated zoning code. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. Sponsored by the IHC’s Social Securities series and the Idee Levitan Endowment

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February 2019

Social Securities Talk: Teaching the People: Enlightenment and the American Republic
David Marshall

February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

David Marshall, UC Santa Barbara Sponsored by the IHC’s Social Securities series and the Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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Social Securities Talk: Environmental Justice as Freedom
Julie Sze

February 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Julie Sze is a Professor of American Studies at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment. Sze's research investigates environmental justice and environmental inequality; culture and environment; race, gender and power; and urban/community health and activism. Sponsored by the IHC’s Social Securities series and the Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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