Gender in the Global Community Student Fellows Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019
Event Time: 
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: 
019 Bendheim Hall
Speakers: 
Anne-Marie Goetz, New York University
Event Type: 
Private
Faculty/Student Only
head shot of Anne-Marie Goetz
Anne-Marie Goetz

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Anne-Marie Goetz, currently Clinical Professor at New York Univerity, as guest speaker at the GGC student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Monday, March 25, 2019. Goetz will discuss peace building, gender, and the impacts of recent illiberal political shifts. Participation in this event is open to Gender in the Global Community student fellows only.

Dr. Anne-Marie Goetz is a political scientist studying how development policies in fragile states promote the interests of marginalized social groups, particularly poor women, and has researched democratization and good governance reforms in South Asia and East Africa. Her work has included research on pro-poor and gender-sensitive approaches to public sector reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and decentralization, and political liberalization and state building in fragile states and post-conflict situations.

Goetz has been Clinical Professor at NYU since January 2014. She perviously served at the United Nations since 2005 as a Policy Director of Governance, Peace and Security, first at UNIFEM and beginning in 2011 at UN Women. She was a Professorial Fellow in Political Science at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex where she worked since 1991. Goetz also served the United Nations Development Programme in Chad and Guinea in the mid-1980s. While at the UN Dr. Goetz spearheaded initiatives to promote women’s empowerment in the UN’s peace building work in post-conflict situations, and to support women’s organizations’ efforts to participate in peace talks and post-conflict decision-making. She spearheaded initiatives to ensure that the Security Council addresses sexual violence in conflict as a tactic of warfare, and to build peacekeepers’ capacities to detect and prevent these abuses.

Goetz is the author of seven books on the subjects of gender, politics and policy in developing countries, and on accountability reforms – including the 2009 edited volume: Governing Women: Women in Politics and Governance in Developing Countries (Routlegde), and the UNIFEM flagship report: Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability. She has also engaged advisory work related to gender, democratization, and governance, including direct advisory work for developing country governments, for multilateral economic institutions and bilateral donors, and for NGOs. She is on the editorial board of the Oxfam journal Gender and Development, is a Board member of the NGO Gender at Work, and is a member of UN Women’s "Champions of Women Peace & Security and Human Rights" group.