Friday 17 November

Seminar: Gender, Security, and ‘War on Values’ in International Relations (ENG) / Seminára: Sohkabealli, dorvvolašvuođa ja «soahti árvvuid vuostá» internationála oktavuođain (ENG)

13:00 - 14:45

Universitetet i Tromsø (map)

Seminar: Gender, Security, and ‘War on Values’ in International Relations


Mandela Auditorium, Centre for Peace Studies, UiT

17 November, 1300-1430


Gender, and gender identities, have become more frequent points of contention in many parts of the world, both within states and in international discourses, including in north / south dialogues. The rise of populism and nativism in some countries’ political systems have often directly targeted gender, minority groups, and LGBTQI+ communities, leading to threats associated with ‘othering’.



How are gender and identity issues being drawn into what can be called ‘value wars’, which ‘values’ are being seen as contested, and how best can the growing areas of Gender, Queer and Decolonial International Relations studies contribute to the understanding of these events and combating gender and identity-based discrimination and violence?



Chair: Professor Marcela Douglas Aranibar, Centre for Peace Studies, UiT




Professor Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Centre for Peace Studies, UiT – ‘The Geopolitical Fault Lines of Values: The Role of Gender and Gender Identities in Today’s “Spheres of Influence”.


Dr Zhanna Anshukova, Visiting Scholar, University of Lapland – ‘Love and Desire in Ancient Greece: Beyond Contemporary Labels – Drawing on Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality”’


Professor Aynur Özugurlu, Centre for Gender Studies, UiT, ‘Anti-Genderism and Necropolitical Regulations: A Feminist Testimony in the case of Turkey


Dr Marc Lanteigne, Department of Political Science, UiT – ‘Queer IR Theory, and the Rejection of the Binary in International Discourses