Professor Lila Abu-Lughod is set to deliver the lecture, "Gender, Violence, Security" on Friday, November 1st as part of the B. N. Ganguli Memorial Lecture series at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi.
B. N. Ganguli Memorial Lectures are instituted in memory of the distinguished economist Professor B. N. Ganguli, former chair, CSDS Board of Governors. Earlier speakers in the series include Professors Charles Taylor, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Raimundo Panikkar, Bhikhu Parekh, Ernest Gellner, Ali Mazrui, Roberto Unger, Michael Walzer, John Keane, Amit Bhaduri, Giorgio Agamben, Bina Agarwal, José Casanova, Partha Chatterjee, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Claudio Lomnitz, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Sari Nusseibeh, and Leela Gandhi.
Violence against women (VAW) and gender-based violence (GBV) have emerged as powerful master categories in international governance and international law, increasingly folded into practices of state sovereignty and global security. The “Muslim question” lies at the nexus of the political geographies of the agenda to combat gender violence, traversing border regimes; racial and religious profiling; and the manufacture of violent extremist threat.