Our programming on agency and gender centers the cultural and historical influence of women as agents of social change. Through conferences and lecture series, we invite local experts and Columbia faculty to examine how concepts of gender and sexuality intersect with questions of race, class, and other markers of social difference.
Agency and Gender
While women's rights are already suppressed across the world, the pandemic has exacerbated these situations in the region during lockdowns and in an absence of adequate response. From this stems a need to host a discussion on the measures to address the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown, which has put women and girls in more vulnerable positions and let them slide into poverty further.
Vibhu Krishna, "Faces of the Frontline: Notes on Gender as a Frontliner Through Storytelling" | Episode 2 | #TheDomesticGaze
The second episode of #TheDomesticGaze, featuring Vibhu Krishna!
Terry McGovern, "Gender in the Pandemic: The Disproportionate Impacts on Women" | Episode 1 | #TheDomesticGaze
Welcome to the first episode of The Domestic Gaze!
Passée par la finance et reconvertie dans l’histoire de l’art, la commissaire américaine de l’exposition d’Orsay a tenté de redonner une identité à ces modèles reléguées au second plan.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look back at some of the exceptional women who educated, inspired and challenged us over the past year by sharing their stories and expertise through a diverse array of public programs at the Paris Center.
The Paris Center is pleased to announce its spring 2019 events calendar.
A conference ‘at a time of global political crisis’
The Paris Center will co-sponsor a film series presented by the Columbia Maison Française, co-sponsored by School of the Arts and curated by Nora Philippe with the participation of Maboula Soumahoro.
Participants from 23 countries gathered at the Paris Center on October 5 and 6 as part of a workshop of the Women and Gender in Global Affairs Network (WGGA) convened by Yasmine Ergas, director of the Gender and Public Policy specialization at Columbia SIPA.
French 'Artivist' Partners with 2018 Nobel Prize Winner to Help Victims of Sexual Violence through Dance
The Paris Center inaugurated its fall 2018 cultural season with an event that brought dancers, choreographers, and health professionals together to highlight the project Re-Creation by Loba, which uses dance as a tool for the physical and psychological transformation of victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bolewa Sabourin est danseur-chorégraphe et “artiviste”. Cofondateur de l’association LOBA, il intervient en France et au Congo pour faire de la danse un outil de lutte citoyenne et de reconstruction psychologique auprès des personnes les plus fragiles. Il présente cet automne à CGCl Paris deux événements organisés dans le cadre de notre saison culturelle, “Borderline”.
On March 8, Reid Hall members, students, and faculty celebrated International Women's Day with a fundraiser for Le Filon, a local association that provides shelter and support for homeless women in Paris.
As summer comes to an end and a new crop of students arrive at the Paris Center for the fall semester, we are pleased to present
The Paris Center pursued several joint initiatives this spring on the theme of gender and agency.
On Tuesday evening, the Salle de Conférence was filled with an audience eager to hear Claire Nancy, artist, actress, and author, discuss the recent release of her book Euripide et le parti des femmes.
Two high school students, fighting to draw attention to horrific conditions in the violence-torn Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were at the forefront of last night’s event at the Paris Center.
The Paris Center celebrated International Women’s Day with a program of events designed to highlight and reflect upon the ongoing struggle for gender equality.