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Talk focuses on women and war

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

"Taking Women Seriously to Make Sense of the Iraq War" is the title of a talk by Cynthia Enloe, a professor of international development and director of women's studies at Clark University, set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Enloe's teaching and research focus on the interplay of women's politics in the national and international arenas, with special attention on women's labor in globalized factories and how women's labor has been used to support governments' war-waging policies.

Enloe has been named Clark's Outstanding Teacher of the Year three times. In 2007, she received the International Studies Association's Susan Strange Award, which recognizes scholars who challenge conventional wisdom and intellectual and organizational complacency in the international studies community.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Gender and Policy Network.

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