Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2017, 16:45 - 18:15 iCal

Gender Stereotyping in the Military

Cornelia Weiss, IPW Lectures

Hörsaal 2 (HS) im Neuen Institutsgebäude (NIG), Erdgeschoss
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien



Gender stereotyping happens in all sectors of society, but it plays a particular role in the military. Understanding how women and men are stereotyped illuminates the hidden nature of gender prejudice. Such gender prejudice harms not only individuals; it harms national and international security. Courts have served and are serving an important role in naming detrimental gender stereotypes in the armed forces, exposing their harms, and determining how they infringe on rights. In this lecture, Cornelia Weiss addresses the successes that the courts have had in addressing gender stereotyping while arguing that militaries, for the sake of national and international security, must be proactive in eliminating gender stereotyping.


Biographical Note:

Cornelia Weiss is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies from the University of Utah, a Master's degrees in Security and Defense Studies from Chile's National Academy of Strategy and Policy Studies, and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law. A graduate of the Inter-American Defense College, Colonel Weiss has served in Latin America, the Pacific and Europe. She has lectured and been published in Germany, Colombia, the U.S. and New Zealand.

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