AUTHORS ON ASIA The Dynamics of Gender Policy Making in Japan & the United States: Limits of Change

January 29, 2004
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Drawing from her new book, Gender Policies in Japan and the United States, Joyce Gelb, Professor of Political Science at City College and the Graduate Center, City University of NY, and Director of the Women’s Studies Program at City College, examines similarities and differences in policy-making in Japan and the United States. Prof. Gelb explores policy outcomes in both nations with regard to domestic violence and equal employment policy and introduces the role of a national administrative agency and policy on gender equality in Japan, which has no U.S. counterpart. An assessment of the future of policy change, in what appears to be a period of backlash against gender equality in both nations, concludes the lecture.

Followed by a reception and booksigning.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society members & seniors $8; students $5.

  • Thursday, January 29, 2004
  • 6:30 pm