|Emma Goldman Awards 2023||Other||Mieke VerlooMisha GlennyStefanie Claudine Boulila, Susan Zimmermann||
|Elusive Transformations||Seminars and Colloquia||Mieke VerlooToni Haastrup||
Toni Haastrup critically scrutinized the EU’s claims to feminist actorship by introducing the analytical concept of “Feminist Power Europe.” In employing FPE as a lens, she examined whether the EU can adopt an FFP and if such an approach upholds the transformative potential of feminism. She demonstrated that the EU’s propensity for a transformative feminist foreign policy is limited by the setup of global politics, which continues to be situated in a traditionally masculine environment with prevailing hierarchies as a result of colonialism and racism.
|Following Anti-Gender Movements in Europe: What’s Next?||Seminars and Colloquia||Mieke VerlooTatev Hovhannisyan||
Over the past 20 years, anti-democratic transnational movements against women’s rights and gender equality have grown in strength across Europe. In this talk, Tatev Hovhannisyan presented a number of openDemocracy’s investigations, according to which the backlash in Europe is well-organized and extensively funded by transnational actors, including US Christian conservatives.
|Denial, Ignorance and Wilful Unknowing: The Episteme of the Israeli Occupation||Seminars and Colloquia||Merav AmirMieke Verloo||
To the external onlooker, a puzzling predicament plagues Israeli politics. While the majority of Jewish-Israelis state that they support reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians abiding by the two-state solution, this public still has been repeatedly electing leaders who oppose reaching such an agreement for over two decades to date. Most often, this apparent anomaly is explained through the disillusion of Jewish-Israelis from the peace process, which has swayed the Israeli electoral power towards nationalistic hardliners. However, a more fundamental change has occurred in this period, rendering the question of the position of the Jewish-Israeli electorate towards peace obsolete. Accordingly, Jewish-Israelis are increasingly becoming ignorant regarding the causes fueling regional hostilities: that Israel maintains an occupation, and that Israel is holding millions of Palestinians as occupied subjects under a military rule. This talk explored the political technologies and discursive strategies through which this ignorance has been induced, and how the politico-spatiality of the occupied Palestinian territory has so successfully been eradicated from the collective Israeli consciousness. Through this analysis Merav Amir demonstrated that this epistemic reshaping has not only reconfigured the geography of the Israeli polity for this public, but has also warped the region’s political time, and disrupted the State’s own political trajectory, as it bestows the (presumed) future eventuality onto the present.
|Beach Encounters||Lecture||Amade M'charekMieke VerlooShalini Randeria||
|Award Ceremony for the Inaugural Emma Goldman Awards||Visual and Performing Arts||Cornelia KlingerMieke VerlooShalini RanderiaFlorian Duijsens||
Series: Visual and Performing Arts
The IWM is pleased to announce a collaboration with the FLAX Foundation, a newly founded independent foundation. Starting in 2020, the FLAX Foundation will issue awards to talented and engaged scholars of feminist and inequality issues in Europe, to support their research and development. The IWM will host two Emma Goldman Fellows each year, beginning in 2020, until 2025, funded by the FLAX Foundation.