Presentation: Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis

There are three opportunities to listen to an important talk, “Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis: Middle and Low Income Countries” presented by Professor of Sociology at University of Essex Diane Elson.

Diane Elson is professor of Sociology at the University of Essex (UK). For almost 40 years, she has carried out research on gender and development, and is regarded as one of the 50 key thinkers on development – David Simon, ed., Fifty Key Thinkers on Development (Routledge, 2005). Her current research and teaching interests focus on global social change and the realization of human rights, with a particular focus on gender inequality and economic and social rights. Elson has served as a member of the U.N. Millennium Project Taskforce on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and as vice-president of the International Association for Feminist Economics. From 1998 to 2000, she occupied the post of special adviser to the executive director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

The discussion is sponsored by The Havens Center, the Gender and International Policy Research Circle, TARGET (Transnational Applied Research in Gender Equity Training) , and the Sociology of Gender Brownbag (femsem).

For more information on Professor Elson’s visit, please visit the Havens Center Web site, write to, or call 262-0854. The Gender and International Policy Research Circle is the research circle on the UW-Madison campus, supported by Global Studies, and the International Institute. Please see our Web site for more information.

Discussion Dates:

* September 22 / 4 p.m.
206 Ingraham

* September 23 / 4 p.m.
8417 Social Science

* September 24 /  12:20-2 p.m.
Sewell Social Sciences, Room 8108