Gender & Sex Since the Arab Spring: Humans Rights, LGBT Rights, and the U.S. Responsibility

  • 701 Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia University

Scott Long, Human Rights Watch.

Since the 2013 coup, Egypt has seen massive and spreading human rights violations, part of a counterrevolution stretching across the Middle East. LGBT Egyptians have been among the victims. Egypt today keeps more people imprisoned for their gender expression or for same-sex sexual conduct than any other country in the World.

This talk will give a direct account of the crackdown in Egypt, and will critically examine how U.S. LGBT movements have engaged with American diplomacy, and will address the contradictions in the Obama administration's much-touted support for LGBT rights globally.

This event is is free and open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.