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Sydney Ideas - Feminism in the Age of Populism

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The Thinker's Guide to the 21st Century series of forums brings together leading thinkers from the disciplines of History, Politics, Economics, and Philosophy to help us navigate the key concepts tossed around in the contemporary political debate and news.

Wednesday 23 August – FEMINISM IN THE AGE OF POPULISM

It’s the 21st century, 100 years since Australian women were lucky enough to get the vote, and we’ve arrived at the age of Pussyriot and Pussyhats. How did women get here? What does this augur for the future of feminism as a world-wide phenomenon, now drawing a new generation of activists, in some cases connecting them with earlier feminist waves?

What is the impact of events in the US in particular for a standard of feminist politics everywhere? In an age when all social movements have a global scope, a panel of feminist academics with specific areas of geopolitical expertise on the US, UK, Russia, and Australia, come together to discuss these questions.

Panellists:

  • Dr Philippa Hetherington, Lecturer in Modern Eurasian History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (UCL)
  • Associate Professor Laura J Shepherd, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney
  • Anna Hush, University of Sydney student
  • Professor Glenda Sluga (chair), ARC Laureate Fellow, FAHA, Professor of International History, the Univeristy of Sydney
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