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Three events focus on gender, conflict

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—Gender, conflict and globalization will be the theme of three events in February, March and April at Hood College.

"Women in War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo" will be shown Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in the College's Rosenstock Hall. The film documents the plight of women refugees in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and their struggles to come to grips with their violent and tragic past. A reception and discussion with one of the filmmakers will take place following the screening.

Other upcoming events in this series includes the global studies program inaugural lecture Thursday, Feb. 23 by Isobel Coleman, Ph.D., of the Council on Foreign Relations, who will speak on "Women, Islam and Reform in the Middle East"; and a lecture Monday, March 26 by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

For more information about this event, contact Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, at; or Paige Eager, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, at