April 30, 2010: Symposium: The Traffic in Policy: Religion, Sexuality and the State

Friday, April 30, 2010  from 10am -6pm

The Traffic in Policy: Religion, Sexuality and the State

April 30, 2010: The Traffic in Policy

This one-day symposium will examine ways in which religious discourses and movements are crossing national borders and shaping policy debates, legislation, and public spheres in the Americas.

Speakers include

Faye Ginsburg (NYU), Carol Mason (Oklahoma State University), María Consuelo Mejía (Catholics for the Right to Decide, Mexico), Ann Pellegrini (NYU), Diana Taylor (NYU) Juan Marco Vaggione (National University of Córdoba, Argentina), and David Harrington Watt (Temple University).

Keynote lecture by

Roberto J. Blancarte (El Colegio de México)


10:00-10:30    Coffee
10:30-10:45    Welcome by Ann Pellegrini and Diana Taylor (NYU)
10:45-12:15     Fundamentalism in Motion |David Watt (Temple University) / Juan Vaggione (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) / Discussant: Marcial Godoy-Anativia (NYU)
12:15-1:15    Lunch
1:15-3:00    Social Movements and Reproductive Rights Policy / Carol Mason (Oklahoma State University) / Maria Consuelo Mejía, (Catholics for the Right to Decide, Mexico) / Discussants: Faye Ginsburg (NYU), and Gabriela Rodríguez (AFLUENTES, Mexico)
3:00-4:00    Plenary Discussion led by Ann Pellegrini
4:00-4:15     Break
4:15-5:45     Keynote / Roberto Blancarte (Colegio de México) /The Role of the Secular State in Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Latin America
5:45-6:30    Reception

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY (get map)

A symposium co-organized by NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality with funding by The Henry Luce Foundation as part of the Religion and Politics in the Americas Initiative.