Khadija’s legacy. Women’s employment in Muslim countries

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Seminar ‘Crisis: Economy, Politics and Gender’

Linked to the defense of Niels Spierings’ dissertation: “Khadija’s legacy. Women’s employment in Muslim countries”, on the 3th of December 2012 in the Aula of Radboud University Nijmegen at 13.30 exactly, we have organised a seminar on the 4th of December 2012.

The seminar on Crisis: Economy, Politics and Gender features a keynote speech by Sylvia Walby as well as four presentations by Radboud and international scholars to the topic of the seminar.

We would like to request the pleasure of your company at this seminar. Places are limited, but there is no fee.

We hope to see you at the seminar!

Mieke Verloo (also on behalf of Niels Spierings and Jeroen Smits (co-supervisor of Niels Spierings’ dissertation)

Seminar Programme ‘Crisis: Economy, Politics and Gender’

4 December 2012, VALDIN Nijmegen, Van Peltlaan 4, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Valdin is opposite to the University Medical Centre UMC St. Radboud, on the corner of the Annastraat and the Van Peltlaan. Busses are frequent to this UMC from the Central Station (UMC stop: 6, 9, 10, 83, 300 en 325). On foot, it is 2,5 km from the Central Station.

A limited number of participants can be admitted. There is no fee.

To register, send an email to Wilhelmina Theunissen at

10.30 Coffee/tea

10.50 Introduction to the seminar and introducing prof. Sylvia Walby by prof. Mieke Verloo

11.00 Keynote Lecture ‘The financial system versus democracy from a gender perspective’ by Prof. Sylvia Walby (Lancaster University), followed by discussion.

Chair Mieke Verloo

12.30 Lunch (offered for speakers and invited guests, others are asked to find lunch at the UMC cafeteria opposite the street, or at the Valdin venue).

14.00 – 16.00 Four presentations, discussion after each presentation.

Chair: prof. Mieke Verloo (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Dr. Niels Spierings (Radboud University Nijmegen). Reflecting on the impact of the economic crisis on women’s position and democratization in the Middle East

Dr. Angela Wigger (Radboud University Nijmegen). Explaining (Missing) Regulatory Paradigm Shifts: EU Competition Regulation in Times of Economic Crisis

Prof. Dr. habil. Gregor Van Der Beek (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences Kleve). The Crisis, and all this … What’s new, what’s old - An economic perspective with some gender implications

Dr. Rosalind Cavaghan (University of Edinburgh). Gender blindness in EU economic policy after the crisis: continuity or change?

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