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

Monday, April 18th

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 701, 435 W 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

A Lunchtime Talk with Scott Long, Founder of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program, 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.  A non-pizza lunch will be served.

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