This is a conversation with Marie E. Berry and Milli Lake, co-founders and principal investigators of the Women’s Rights After War Project. We primarily spoke about their article “on inconvenient findings” and their paper for Annual Reviews “women’s rights after war: on gender interventions and enduring hierarchies”
Dr. Berry is Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a member of Bridging the Gap’s current International Policy Summer Institute cohort. Dr. Lake is Associate Professor in the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics and a co-founder of the Advancing Research on Conflict Consortium.
- The limitations of many ‘women’s empowerment’ programs
- What happens when research findings challenge the work that policy makers are invested in promoting? Example of degrowth and economics
- Who gets excluded when certain interests (such as class) are maintained?
- Examples of Rwanda, Bosnia and Lebanon
- Narrowly-defined arena for justice
- The three Dayton agreements (referencing the episode with Aida Hozic) and ongoing situation in Bosnia and Serbia
- War logics in ‘postwar’ contexts
- The USA as a ‘postwar’ country
- Should we make inconvenient findings less inconvenient?
- The idea of nation states
- The role of futurism and speculative movements
- On inconvenient findings https://www.duckofminerva.com/2021/01/on-inconvenient-findings.html
- 69/ The Entrenched “Manliness” of Ethnic Power-sharing Peace Agreements (with Aida A. Hozić) https://thefirethisti.me/2021/03/28/69-the-entrenched-manliness-of-ethnic-power-sharing-peace-agreements-with-aida-a-hozic/
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- Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
- The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow
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- Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown
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- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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