Question: Should Misogyny be a Crime?

Date: 14th February 2017
Podcast: HERE

Dr. Barbara Havelková (Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford)
Zoe Williams (Author and Journalist)
Patricia Jimenez Kwast (DPhil in Public International Law)

Organiser and Chair: Heather Mann (DPhil in History)

Speaker Biographies:

Dr Barbara Havelková is the Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law at Lincoln College, Oxford. After completing degrees at Charles University, Saarland University, and the University of Oxford, she worked at Clifford Chance Prague, trained at the Legal Service of the European Commission and in the Chambers of AG Poiares Maduro at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and held academic posts at Oxford and Cambridge. Her research interests include gender legal studies, feminist jurisprudence, and constitutional and EU law, and her book Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism, was published by Hart/Bloomsbury in 2017. Barbara is also an advisor to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic on issues of gender and law.

Zoe Williams has been a columnist on the Guardian since 2000 – previously, she wrote a column for the London Evening Standard. She contributes to various magazines and news weeklies, including Marie Claire, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Red and Grazia. Broadcasting includes Question Time, the Daily Politics, The Politics Show and Newsnight for the BBC; Dispatches and the Channel Four News for Channel Four; a paper review for Sky News; and appearances on the Today programme, Any Questions, Woman’s Hour, PM and the World Tonight for BBC Radio Four. She was 2014’s Restaurant Reviewer of the Year, 2013’s Print Journalist of the Year for the Speaking Together Media Awards, 2011’s Columnist of the Year at the Workworld awards and is the author of three non-fiction books, Get it Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics, The Madness of Modern Parenting and Bring It On, Baby.

Patricia Jimenez Kwast is a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant in public international law and co-convener of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group. Patricia has previously worked as an international arbitration associate at a Buenos Aires law firm, as lecturer in international and European law at Utrecht University, as research associate at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, and as assistant-attaché at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the United Nations in New York.

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