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Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 7, 2013 (East Lansing Marriott at University Place)
5:30 p.m. Check In
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Rachael Roseman, Editor-in-Chief, Michigan State Law Review

Susan H. Bitensky, Michigan State University College of Law and Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children

7:15 p.m.

Keynote Address

Marsha A. Freeman, “CEDAW in the U.S.: Whether, When, and What If?”

8:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Friday, November 8, 2013 (MSU Law, Castle Board Room)
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m.

Panel: CEDAW and Protecting Women from Violence

Moderator: Kristi Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law

Susan Bazilli, “A Global Overview of CEDAW and International Human Rights Law Addressing Violence Against Women: What’s Law Got to Do with It?”

Meghan Rhoad, “CEDAW’s Potential as an Advocacy Tool for Combating Violence Against Women in the United States: Lessons from the Canadian Experience”

Sandra S. Park, “CEDAW’s Promise for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence in the United States”

Neil Andrew Englehart, “CEDAW and Gender Violence: An Empirical Assessment”

11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.

Panel: CEDAW and Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights

Moderator: Catherine Grosso, Michigan State University College of Law

Cristina M. Finch, “Using CEDAW to Expose and Challenge Sexual and Reproductive Human Rights Abuses”

Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, “CEDAW and Disparities in Reproductive Rights: A Public Health Perspective”

Aram Schvey, “Giving Voice to Choice: CEDAW’s Protection of Reproductive Rights”

TBA, “Using and Not Using CEDAW: Learning from Social and Political Mobilizing for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:50 p.m.

Panel: Issues Involved in Ratification or Implementation of CEDAW

Moderator: Anne Lawton, Michigan State University College of Law

Johanna Bond, “Successes and Challenges in the Implementation of CEDAW’s Provisions: Commonwealth Africa as a Case Study”

Linda M. Keller, “The Impact of States Parties’ Reservations to CEDAW”

Lucie Lamarche, “The Canadian Experience and CEDAW: Internationalization by Default”

Jamil Dakwar, “CEDAW Ratification and the New Litmus Test: Lessons from U.S. Human Rights Treaty Implementation”

4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

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