The International Conference Social and Academic Policies for Women, organized by the Romanian Academy, Iaşi Branch, within “PECAFROM – Promoting Equal Opportunities in University and Academic Career for Women in Romania” SOP HRD/144/6.3/S/127928 Project, financed from the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013, is addressed to – and welcomes – scholars concerned with the problematics raised by the ideal of promoting equal opportunities for women.
It is a well-fridayknown fact that women are unfairly (and sometimes severely) disadvantaged in some key areas of social, political, cultural or economic life. These disadvantages are not only unjust, but sometimes also imply important economic costs for society (i.e., the waste of talents remained untapped due to the disadvantages suffered by women). Therefore, designing and implementing successful strategies for the advancement of women in these areas is one of the most important and pressing target in contemporary world. It is no surprise that promoting equal opportunities for women is declared as an issue of utmost importance by most political platforms in the Western world and it is assumed as a key instrument in achieving the goal of a sustainable development.
In order to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the problematics raised by the ideal of promoting equal opportunities for women, the conference is open to both theoretical and applied approaches and perspectives from all disciplines with contributions in analyzing and investigating this problematics, from philosophy to economics, and from social to political theory. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses are also welcome.
Among the most welcome topics are gender equity, discrimination and bias against women, gender stereotypes, work-life balance, equal economic independence, gender pay gap, gender and the labor market, gender balance in decision-making positions, women’s empowerment, or violence against women. As the title of the conference suggests, we are also especially interested in contributions on the topic of promoting equal opportunities for women in academia. Is academia a place of equal opportunities for women and men? Why are women so severely underrepresented in some academic disciplines like STEM fields or philosophy? Are women negatively discriminated in these fields? Do we need more women in the fields in which they are most underrepresented? Which policies are best in promoting equal opportunities for women and men in academia? Is affirmative action for women a justified tool for promoting equal opportunities for developing an academic career?
The conference will have 4 main sections:
- Philosophical Foundations of Gender Policies;
- Social & Economic Analyses of Gender Policies;
- Gender in Rural Space;
- Gender Ethics and Equity.
20 July – Registration
01 August – Confirmation of acceptance
- Teodor Dima, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, Romania;
- Madeline Schultz, Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach, Women in Agriculture, USA;
- Constantin Stoenescu, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest;
- Nicu Gavriluţă, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iaşi;
- Krisztina-Melinda Dobay, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, Romania;
- Dan-Gabriel Sîmbotin, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, Romania.
- Krisztina-Melinda Dobay
- Daniela Matei
- Dan-Gabriel Sîmbotin
- Lucia-Corina Dima-Cozma
- Cornelia-Margareta Găşpărel
- Loredana Huzum
- Iulia Anghel
- Simion Belea
- Alexandru Cordoş
- Doina-Cristina Rusu
- Simona-Alina Botezat
- Laura-Ecaterina Dârţu
- Virgil-Constantin Fătu
Members of the staff
- Simona-Roxana Ulman
- Doina Platon
- Simona Stancu
- Oana-Maria Darabă
- Mihaela-Giorgiana Donceag
- Adriana-Manuela Gheorgheş
- Gabriela-Rovena Costea
- Monalisa Iftene
- Cristian Carp
Iasy, 10-13 September 2015
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