Rethinking the Power of Silence in Insecure & Gendered Sites

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network
Join us for this talk with Jane Parpart as she previews her upcoming book “Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains”. The lecture will explore the power of silence in a world where voice is too often privileged as the ultimate sign of power. Inspired by the complex literature interrogating silence, challenging the assumption that silence is always a sign of disempowerment, and explore the many ways in which silence can be empowering in a complex neo-liberal and postcolonial world. The lecture aims to contribute to on-going debates about silence, voice, gender and power, with particular attention to how these debates can contribute to the burgeoning feminist security studies, global political economy and literatures.   Jane Parpart  is Research Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at McCormack Graduate School in the University of Massachusetts, Boston.