Friday, December 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 1:30 PM EST

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Hybrid Workshop: Emory Law/Zoom 
Atlanta, GA 30322  



The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative 

A Workshop on Feminist Approaches to State and Governance

December 15-16, 2023

The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative

Zoom and Hunter Atrium (Gambrell Hall)

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta

Workshop Schedule Day One

Friday, December 15, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST  Introduction to the Archive

  • Presentations
    • Beyond Homo-economicus: feminist critiques of neoliberalism and the making of critical legal thought in the US, 1989 – 2005 | Samuel Burry, PhD Candidate (Oxford University)
    • The Feminism and Legal Theory Project Archive | Anna Sturgill, Law Librarian for Archives and Assessment (Emory Law)
    • Moderated Discussion

10:00 am – 11:30 am EST Second Panel

  • Presentations
    • State Responsibility for Systemic Harm | Martha T. McCluskey, Professor Emerita (University at Buffalo School of Law)
    • A Feminist Legal Theory Approach to Positive Liberty | Graham Ferris (Nottingham Trent University)
    • Vulnerability Theory | Fabrizia Serafim, Independent Researcher
    • Moderated Discussion

11:45 am – 1:15 pm EST Third Panel

  • Presentations
    • Feminisms and the Law: Why (Inter)national Constitutionalism is an Ally of Feminist Struggles | Lucia Re, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law, Professor of Politics of Globalization and Human Rights, Department of Legal Sciences (University of Florence)
      • Feminist Foreign Policies | Cornelia Weiss, Independent Researcher
      • How do we take Care into Account in legal Institutions? The Coming Advisory Opinion of the Interamerican Court on Human Rights | Ursula Basset, Director of the Center of Research in Family Law (Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina)
      • Moderated Discussion

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm EST Lunch Break

2:30 pm – 4:15 pm EST Fourth Panel

  • Presentations
    • Beyond the Rule of Law: Thinking About Justice in Governance | Andrew Pilliar, Associate Professor (Thomson Rivers University)
    • Feminist Perspectives on Deliberative Democracy: A Deep Dive Into Transformative Governance | Bojan Perovic, Postdoctoral Fellow (Emory University)
    • Disasters and the Responsibility of the State in Authoritarian Regimes in the Context of Gender Equality | Gülriz Uygur, Professor of Law (Ankara University School of Law)
    • Moderated Discussion

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST Closing Discussion

Workshop Schedule Day Two 

Saturday, December 16, 2023

10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST Fifth Panel

  • Presentations
    • The Critical Role of Collective Faculty Governance to Fulfill the Public Mission of Higher Education | Risa Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law (Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations)
    • A Feminist Theory of the City | Sarah L. Swan, Professor of Law (Rutgers Law School)
    • New Structuralism, New Incrementalism  | Matthew B. Lawrence, Professor of Law (Emory University School of Law)
    • Solidarity and Subordination in Health and Social Care | Lindsay F. Wiley, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Health Law and Policy Program (UCLA School of Law)
    • Moderated Discussion

12:00 pm EST – 1:30 pm EST– Lunch and Post-Workshop Discussion

Workshop Conveners: Samuel S. Burry (samuel.burry@univ.ox.ac.uk), Martha Albertson Fineman (mlfinem@emory.edu), and Martha T. McCluskey (mcclusk@buffalo.edu).

* All times are Eastern Standard Time, local to Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Email vhc-flt@emory.edu with any questions.