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Paola Bergallo, Professor, Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.
Professor Bergallo is interested in feminist critiques of the law and in socio-legal research in constitutional and human rights issues. She has published articles on women human rights, health rights and public law litigation. Bergallo has lectured in universities in Spain and the Americas and has participated in regional research projects on reproductive and health rights. She is a founding member of the Red Alas, a network of Latin American Law Professors working to mainstream gender and sexuality issues in legal education. Bergallo received an LL.B. from Universidad de Buenos Aires, an LL.M. from Columbia University, and a J.S.M. from Stanford University. She held fellowships from the Hewlett Foundation, the Norwegian Research Council, and Stanford University.

Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Robert J. Birgeneau became the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, on September 22, 2004. An internationally distinguished physicist, he is a leader in higher education and is well known for his commitment to diversity and equity in the academic community. Before coming to Berkeley, Birgeneau served four years as president of the University of Toronto. He previously was Dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he spent 25 years on the faculty. He is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London, the American Philosophical Society and other scholarly societies. He has received many awards for teaching and for his research on the fundamental properties of materials.

Marella Bodur Ün, Assistant Professor, Çukurova Üniversitesi, Turkey
Marella Bodur Ün is currently assistant professor at Çukurova University, and Vice-Chair of the Department of International Relations. She is also the Vice-Director of Women’s Studies Research Center of Çukurova University. Her dissertation explores women’s movements, gender politics and democratization in Turkey. Her main research interests are gender and politics in the Middle East, the relationship between social movements, feminism and democracy, and the impact of transnational social movements on world politics and on IR theory. Her current research focuses on the political representation of minority women in Turkey.

Drude Dahlerup, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Drude Dahlerup is professor of political science at Stockholm University in Sweden. She has published extensively on women in politics, social movements and feminist theory. Her latest book Women, Quotas and Politics, ed., Routledge 2006 is the first global study of the new trend to use gender quotas in politics. See the website www.quotaproject.org (with International Idea) and http://www.statsvet.su.se/wip. Drude Dahlerup was one of the leaders of the No-campaign in Denmark during the referenda on the EUs treaties in 1992, 1993 and 1998 and on the EURO in 2000. She was vice-chair of the Danish Government’s Council for European Politics 1993-2000. In recent years, she has worked as a UN and IPU consultant on quota system for women in for instance Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Tunisia.

Irma Erlingsdóttir, Head of the Center for Gender Research (RIKK) and Director of EDDA – Center of Excellence, and Assistant Professor of French Studies at the University of Iceland.
Irma is one of three academics responsible for the direction of the GEST-programme, a transnational post-conflict/development studies programme in gender equality at the University of Iceland. Erlingsdóttir has led several large-scale academic projects in the fields of gender studies, globalization, contemporary politics, and critical theory. She received her Ph.D. at the Sorbonne University, and studies at Vincennes University and Université Paul Valéry in France. She is a specialist in contemporary French literature and philosophy and has published articles and book chapters in these fields.  She is currently completing a monograph on the work of Hélène Cixous with special reference to the political and emancipatory implications of art and the possibilities of creative disclosure within politics.  She is also working on a cultural critique project dealing with the current economic and political crisis in Iceland.

Raquel Fernandez, Professor of Economics, New York University
Raquel Fernández is a Professor in the Department of Economics at NYU. She is also a member of ESOP at the University of Oslo, the NBER, the CEPR, IZA, and of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group She has previously been a tenured professor at the London School of Economics and Boston University and held visiting positions at various institutions. She has served as the Director of the Public Policy Program of the and she is currently on the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association and an advisor to the World Bank's WDR on Gender Equality and Development. She is the recipient of several NSF grants, of a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education, and was awarded a National Fellow at the Hoover Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Her research is primarily in the areas of culture and economics, development and gender issues, inequality, and political economy.

Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel; Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Israel
Dr.  Halperin Kaddari  is an expert on family law, feminist critique of law  and women's rights  in  Israel, and is the Director of the Rackman Center for the Advancementof the Status of Women at Bar-IJan University, in addition to serving a national role as the Chair of the advisory Committee to the Authority for the Advancement of Women at the Prime-Minister's   Office. She has extensive experience with United Nations machinery on gender and women's rights.

Lucia Hanmer, Senior Economic Advisor, UN Women
Lucia Hanmer is a senior economic advisor for the Economic Empowerment Section at UN Women. Previously she was a senior economic advisor in Chief Economists Office at the UK’s Department for International Development and was Country Representative for the World Bank in Guyana. Before moving into development policy she was a researcher at the UK’s Overseas Development Institute and taught economics at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. She has worked on growth diagnostics, poverty reduction strategies and the PRSP approach, growth, inequality and attaining the MDGs, and gender and development. Much of her work has been in sub-Saharan Africa.

Githa Hariharan, novelist, Delhi
Githa Hariharan was born in 1954 in Coimbatore, India, and she grew up in Bombay and Manila. She was educated in these two cities and in the United States. She worked as a staff writer in WNET-Channel 13 in New York, and from1979, she worked in Bombay, Madras and New Delhi as an editor, first in a publishing house, then as a freelancer. In 1995, Hariharan challenged the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act as discriminatory against women. The case, Githa Hariharan and Another vs. Reserve Bank of India and Another, led to a Supreme Court judgment in 1999 on guardianship. Hariharan's published work includes novels, short stories, essays, newspaper articles and columns.

Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez, Professor at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense; Head of the Masters Programme in Human Rights law. 
Stéphanie teaches human rights law, feminist legal theory, and Human rights in Europe. She has published extensively in those fields, as well as in the field of bioethics and legal theory. She also currently is the scientific coordinator of a three-year publicly funded research programme on Feminist legal theory and a gendered approach to French Law (2011-2014), which includes extensive international collaborations. Before joining the Law faculty at Nanterre University, Stéphanie was a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence between 2007 and 2010. Before that, she was a professor at Université Paris Est Créteil (2002-2007), and an assistant professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (2001-2002). She holds a PhD in Law from Université Paris 1 Sorbonne and was a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2000.

Nancy Hopkins, Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Hopkins has been a professor of Biology at MIT since 1973. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her current research focuses on the genetic basis of cancer using zebrafish as a model organism. Dr. Hopkins chaired a committee that wrote the 1999 Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the School of Science at MIT. She then joined the MIT administration and worked with the President and Provost and with other tenured women faculty to address the Committee’s findings, including the undervaluation and under-representation of women faculty. She has lectured widely on the under-representation of women in STEM fields in the US and abroad. She is a contributing author to Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision, a joint project of MIT150 and the MIT Press, edited by MIT professor David Kaiser.

Isabel Jaramillo, Professor of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Professor Jaramillo Sierra teaches Family law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory. Currently she is principal investigator in three research projects: "Herramientas legales para proteger a los menores de edad contra la violencia intrafamiliar desde el entorno escolar"; "Derecho de Familia Comparado en América Latina"; and "Public Policy and litigation alternatives to conflicts over alimony". She has been consultant to the Center for Reproductive Policy, Women's Link Worldwide and the Ministry of Social Protection on issues of Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law. She has also been called upon as expert by the Colombian Senate on issues of women’s political participation, divorce and gender discrimination. She has submitted amici in several of the most controversial cases before the Colombian Constitutional Court. She is also the director of research programs and the research center at the Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota.

Mona Lena Krook, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University
Mona Lena Krook is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. As of July 2012, she will be Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. She is the author of Quotas for Women in Politics (Oxford University Press, 2009), which received the 2010 Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association. She is also co-editor with Susan Franceschet and Jennifer M. Piscopo of The Impact of Gender Quotas (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her current research, funded by a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, investigates the impact of electoral quotas beyond numbers, focusing on trends in candidate selection, legislative behavior, public opinion, and mass mobilization.

Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders & Senior Advisor, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
In August 1996, Laura Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders with President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir of Iceland located at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.  Ms. Liswood is the Secretary General of the Council, which is composed of women presidents, prime ministers, and heads of government. In 2001, Liswood was also named Managing Director, Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs.  Working on issues of globalization and workforce diversity, she is now a Senior Advisor to the firm. In 1997, Liswood co-founded The White House Project dedicated to electing a woman President in the United States.  From 1992 to 1996, Liswood interviewed 15 current and former women presidents and prime ministers, which is chronicled in her book and video documentary, Women World Leaders. Liswood’s professional experience includes CEO/President of the American Society for Training and Development, executive positions at Rainier National Bank and Group W Cable.  After the events of September 11, 2001, she became a reserve police officer for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department and is now a sergeant. Liswood holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from California State University, San Diego.  She holds a J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in California and Massachusetts. Liswood is the author of The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity, Women World Leaders, and Serving Them Right (Wiley and Sons 2010).

Amina Mama, Chair of the Women and Gender Studies program, University of California, Davis
Amina Mama, is a widely published, researcher, scholar, and feminist activist. She spent 10 years as Chair in Gender Studies, developing the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute as a continental resource dedicated to developing transformative teaching and research, before being appointed as Director of Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is founding editor of the accredited African journal of gender studies, Feminist Africa. Her books include Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity (Routledge 1995) and Engendering African Social Sciences (co-edited, CODESRIA 1997). She co-produced the documentary ‘The Witches of Gambaga’ (Fadoa Films 2010), and her current research is a collaborative project on gender, militarism and women’s movements in the West African subregion.

Ruth Rubio Marin, Professor of Constitutional and Public Comparative Law, European University Institute
Ruth Rubio-Marín, holds a Chair in Comparative Public Law at the EUI. Formerly, she was Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Seville, Spain, and a member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. Her interests include comparative constitutional law, transitional justice, human rights, immigration, minority rights and feminist theory. Between, 2003 and 2006 she directed a large-scale research project for the International Center for Transitional Justice  in New York on gender and reparations. She has worked as a consultant in this domain in several countries including Morocco, Colombia and Nepal. She has also assisted Ms. Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, draft her thematic report on reparations for women subjected to violence.

Nagwa Abdel Meguid, Professor of Human Genetics and Head of the Department of Research on Children with Special Needs, National Research Centre, Cairo
Dr. Nagwa Abdel Meguid is a professor of human genetics and head of the Department of Research on Children with Special Needs at the National Research Center (NRC) in Egypt. She was one of five selected scientists to win the outstanding L’Oreal UNESCO Award for women in Science for Africa & Middle East (2002). She is the head and running a Clinic for children with special needs in the NRC. She is one of the pioneers who accurately diagnose, delineate and publish autosomal recessive disorders in Egyptians as a consequence of the high prevalence of consanguinity. She is a member in the National Council for Women in Science and Technology, a member in the Bio-Ethics Society of UNESCO, member of the International Jury L’OREAL-UNESCO Awards « For Women in Science » 2008 & 2009.  She is the organizing member of the Arab Women Association for Research and Development (AWARD).

Priya Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University; Chair, Yale WFF
Priyamvada Natarajan, a theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, holds a joint appointment in the departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale. Professor Natarajan's research interests pertain to exotica in the Universe. She is widely recognized for her key contributions to two of the most challenging problems in cosmology: mapping dark matter and tracing the accretion history of black holes. Her particular areas of expertise include exploiting the phenomenon of gravitational lensing in the universe to trace the granularity of the distribution of dark matter; unraveling the growth and evolution of black holes through cosmic time; and the formation of the first black holes in the Universe. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, she was recently elected fellow of the American Physical Society. In addition to her academic position at Yale she holds the Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellowship at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen, Denmark. Priya is the current chair of the Womens Faculty Forum at Yale and is deeply interested in gender parity issues in the academy, in particular of women in science. She is invested in the public dissemination of science and is on the Advisory Board of NOVA ScienceNow. Priya is actively engaged in developing strategies to enhance numerical and scientific literacy for the public at large. She is also interested in the history and philosophy of science.

Claus Offe, Professor of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance
Claus Offe teaches Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance. He completed his PhD at the University of Frankfurt and his Habilitation at the University of Konstanz. In Germany, he has held chairs for Political Science and Political Sociology at the Universities of Bielefeld (1975-1989) and Bremen (1989-1995), as well as at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (1995-2005). He has worked as fellow and visiting professor at, among others, the Institutes for Advanced Study in Stanford, Princeton, and the Australian National University as well as Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and the New School University, New York.

Sharon Oster, Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics & Management
Sharon Oster served as dean of the Yale School of Management from 2008 to 2011. She is a specialist in competitive strategy, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, the economics of regulation and antitrust, and nonprofit strategy. She has written extensively on the regulation of business and competitive strategy. Professor Oster's book, Modern Competitive Analysis, used widely at management schools, integrates a broad range of views in its analysis of management strategy and emphasizes an economic approach to strategic planning. Her second book, Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations, takes the same economic approach to managing nonprofit organizations. Professor Oster has consulted widely to private, public, and nonprofit organizations.

Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University, and co- Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at the Center for International Development, Harvard University. 
Rohini Pande heads the Governance Innovations for Sustainable Development Group at Harvard Kennedy School and co-chairs the Political Economy and Government Group at Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Her research examines how the design of democratic institutions and government regulation affects policy outcomes and citizen well-being, especially in South Asia. Her work emphasizes the use of real-world evidence to test economic models, often through large-scale field experiments in developing countries. She has worked extensively on electoral accountability mechanisms, political affirmative action for women and minorities and on the design and impact of financial access initiatives in low-income settings. Current projects include examinations of: information disclosures via politician report-cards; health and economic impacts of microfinance; the efficacy of environmental regulations in India; and the costs and benefits of an emissions trading market in India. Her research has been funded by NSF and private foundations. Pande received a Ph.D. in economics from London School of Economics, a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a BA in economics from Delhi University.

Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia
After gaining first degree in Biophysics, followed by a PhD in Information Science, Elizabeth turned to IT, with many years spent both teaching and researching Human Computer Interaction in the Department of Computing at Imperial College, University of London. In this capacity, Elizabeth coordinated the Joint Council Initiative in Cognitive Science and Computer Interaction, consisting of 80 research projects and 130 studentships, which helped develop her interests in human and the social aspects of technology development and use. She is Director and co-founder of Portia, a not-for-profit organisation that is leading on innovative approaches to achieving gender equality in science, including the most recent, European project, genSET, http://www.genderinscience.org, which engaged both science leaders and over 100 science institutions in advancing gender equality work and in a dialogue with policy makers on gender equality issues. Other recent big projects she directed include Equalitec, a multi-stakeholder project with 70 partners working towards establishing career routes in information technology, electronics and communications for women returning to employment. For many years she was involved in guiding the work of the Daphne Jackson Trust, http://www.daphnejackson.org, which helps women scientists return to research after a career break. Elizabeth is a mother and Co-director (with her son) of IT Synergy, an IT solutions provider.

Shirin M. Rai, Professor of Politics and International Studies, Warwick University
Shirin Rai's research interests are in the area of feminist politics, democratisation, globalisation and development studies. She has written extensively on issues of gender, governance and democratisation. Her publications include Gender Politics of Development, Essays in Hope and Despair, Zed Books, 2008, Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives (co-eds.), 2008, Feminists Theorize the International Political Economy, Special Issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 36 (1), 2010, and Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament, Special Issue of The Journal of Legislative Studies, 16 (3), 2010. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of International Feminist Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Global Ethics and Gender and Politics and Indian Journal of Gender Studies. Rai is also Director of a Leverhulme Trust programme on Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (2007-2011). Together with colleagues from Universities of Bristol, London and Sheffield, she has been exploring how ceremony and ritual provide an important lens with which to study political institutions. The project compares three legislatures over time and space – India, South Africa and Westminster. The premise of the programme is that in order to understand representative institutions we need to understand not only their institutional form, but also the way a particular form takes shape – through modes of behaviour, negotiating the political and physical space and creating an institution specific culture which socializes members in their participation. Through the performance of ceremony and ritual such institutions create and maintain powerful symbols of democracy and of power. Prof. Rai is researching the affect of performance in parliaments as well as how performance is staged in space, represented in art and performed within parameters of and through discourses of nationalism and modernity in postcolonial India.

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches about federalism, procedure, courts, equality, and citizenship. She also holds an appointment for a five-year term as an Honorary Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London. Professor Resnik's books include Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (with Dennis Curtis, Yale University Press, 2011); Federal Courts Stories (co-edited with Vicki C. Jackson, Foundation Press 2010); and Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib, NYU, 2009). Recent articles include Comparative (In) Equalities: CEDAW, the Jurisdiction of Gender, and the Heterogeneity of Transnational Law Production (International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2012); Fairness in Numbers (Harvard Law Review, 2011); Detention, The War on Terror, and the Federal Courts (Columbia Law Journal, 2010); Ratifying Kyoto at the Local Level (with Joshua Civin and Joseph Frueh, Arizona Law Review, 2008); Interdependent Federal Judiciaries: Puzzling about Why and How to Value the Independence of Which Judges (Daedalus 2008); and Law's Migration (Yale Law Journal, 2006). Professor Resnik has chaired the Sections on Procedure, on Federal Courts, and on Women in Legal Education of the American Association of Law Schools. She is a Managerial Trustee of the International Association of Women Judges and the founding director of Yale's Arthur Liman Public Interest Program and Fund, which funds fellowships for law graduates and for undergraduates at certain colleges, and which sponsors colloquia and seminars on the civil and criminal justice systems. She also served as a co-chair of the Women's Faculty Forum of Yale University. Professor Resnik is also an occasional litigator; she argued Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter, decided in 2009 by the United States Supreme Court. Professor Resnik has also testified before Congress, before rulemaking committees of the federal judiciary, and before the House of Commons of Canada. In the spring of 2011 and of 2012, Judith Resnik is a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School.

Frances Rosenbluth, Professor of Political Science and Deputy Provost for the Social Sciences and Faculty Development
Frances Rosenbluth is a comparative political economist with current research interests in war and constitutions, Japanese politics and political economy, and the political economy of gender. Ms. Rosenbluth became Deputy Provost for the Social Sciences and Faculty Development in July 2009. She jointly oversees the social science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (except Psychology), as well as the Law School, School of Management, Divinity School, and the Institute of Sacred Music. In her role as Deputy Provost for Faculty Development, Ms. Rosenbluth leads the University’s diversity initiative and mentoring programs for faculty, and supervises the Office of Faculty Development.

Amy Schulman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel; President and General Manager, Nutrition, Pfizer
Amy W. Schulman is recognized as an innovative, results-focused leader in the legal and health care professions and a champion for diversity and women’s professional advancement. As General Counsel, she heads a division of more than 800 professionals who handle some of the most complex, challenging legal matters within a highly regulated industry. As head of Nutrition, she is responsible for driving an over $2 billion, global business. At Pfizer, Ms. Schulman devised a groundbreaking approach to engaging outside counsel that transforms the traditional billable-hour model and produces better results for the company and its firms. In a December 2009 cover story, The American Lawyer wrote: “Amy Schulman knows how the game is played and has set out to change all the rules.” Ms. Schulman and the Pfizer Legal Alliance also have been featured in numerous other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times and The American Lawyer.

Ms. Schulman joined Pfizer as General Counsel in June 2008, when the company was exploring the purchase of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. She played a key role in the negotiations leading up to what became the largest pharmaceutical acquisition in history. Prior to the acquisition, she was instrumental in negotiating settlements of high-profile personal injury, consumer fraud and state lawsuits involving Pfizer’s non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications. Before joining Pfizer, Ms. Schulman was a senior partner at DLA Piper, among the world’s largest law firms, from 1997-2008. She built and led the firm’s mass tort and class-action practice, with clients including GE Healthcare, Cisco, Wyeth, Philip Morris, Kraft Foods and Pfizer. Ms. Schulman began her legal career as a litigation associate with Cleary Gottlieb.
Ms. Schulman is Executive Sponsor of Pfizer’s Global Women’s Council, where she helps shape efforts to increase diversity and expand opportunities for both women and men across the company. In part due to the parity programs Ms. Schulman helps to lead, Pfizer has seen a significant increase of women in senior level jobs from 2009 to 2011.

Her commitment to clients, professional development, legal advocacy skills and reform has earned her accolades from many leading publications and organizations. To name a few, The National Law Journal included her on its inaugural list of the 20 Most Influential General Counsel in 2009, and Forbes magazine included her on its list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women” the same year. She was one of 10 “leading lights” featured in The Financial Times’ 2011 U.S. Innovative Lawyers report. She is a visiting professor at Yale Law School, and a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Tsinghua University in Beijing. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, Ms. Schulman earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1989. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Infant Food Manufacturers, Wesleyan University and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Paul Schultz, Malcolm K. Brachman Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University
Paul Schultz is the Malcolm K. Brachman Professor Emeritus of Economics. His research interested are: Fertility, Schooling, health, and mobility in development; Income distribution and endogenous household composition; Gender inequalities. His teaching fields are the microeconomics of individual and household behavior, Labor and health economics, and income distribution.

Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale University. Professor Siegel’s writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality, and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. She is currently writing on the role of social movement conflict in guiding constitutional change, in debates over race equality, originalism and gun rights, sex discrimination, and reproductive rights, most recently in: Dignity and Sexuality: Claims on Dignity in Transnational Debates over Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage, I.CON (forthcoming 2012); The Constitutionalization of Abortion in THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 1057 (Rosenfeld & Sajo eds. 2012); Before (and After) Roe v. Wade: New Questions About Backlash, 120 YALE L.J. 2028 (2011) (with Linda Greenhouse); From Colorblindness to Antibalkanization: An Emerging Ground of Decision in Race Equality Cases, 120 YALE L.J. 1278 (2011). Her publications include BEFORE ROE V. WADE: VOICES THAT SHAPED THE ABORTION DEBATE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING (with Linda Greenhouse, 2010); THE CONSTITUTION IN 2020 (edited with Jack Balkin, 2009); PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING (with Brest, Levinson, Balkin & Amar, 2006), DIRECTIONS IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW (edited with Catharine A. MacKinnon, 2004); and other work at http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/siegelpublications.htm. Professor Siegel is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is active in the American Society for Legal History, the American Association of Law Schools, and the American Constitution Society, on the national organization and as faculty advisor of Yale’s chapter.

Birte Siim, Professor, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University
Birte Siim is the leader of FREIA, the Feminist and Gender Research Centre at Aalborg University http://www.freia.cgs.aau.dk/ and of a new Knowledge Center for Equality, Diversity and Gender (EDGE) http://www.edge.aau.dk/. Birte Siim works on gender and politics focusing on issues related to democracy, citizenship, and women's rights. She presently works on a European project: Diversity and the European Public Sphere, Towards a Citizen’s Europe? funded by the EC (2007-2012) where she is responsible for the work package on gender and diversity - and is presently working with members of the Eurosphere project on a book titled: Intersections of Gender and Diversity in the European Public Sphere: http://eurospheres.org/. She also recently hosted the 4th Sino-Nordic gender and women's studies conference: Travelling Theories in the Context of Globalization. Parity was one of the travelling concepts; another was intersectionality. http://www.sino-nordic.feministtheory.aau.dk/. She was the coordinator of the Nordic Network: Multidimensional Equality and Democratic Diversity (DEMDI) funded by NORDFORSK (2009 - 2011). She is the Danish participant of the Research Network: Responding to Complex Diversity in Europe and Canada EC (RECODE), funded by the European Science Foundation (2010 - 2014), where she coordinates section 4: Solidarity Beyond the Nation State with Keith Banting.

Hege Skjeie, Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway.
Skjeie currently chairs the Norwegian governmental commission appointed to investigate Norwegian equality policies on a multidimensional mandate (2010-2012). She is also a member of the committee appointed to prepare the 100th anniversary in 2013 of Norwegian women’ right to vote. Publications in english include journals such as NORA, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, ethnicities, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of European Women’s studies, CRISPP, Politics and Society and New Left Review. She is currently editing, with Judith Squires and Andrea Kriszan, a book on equality institutions: Institutionalizing Intersectionality? The Changing Nature of European Equality Regimes (Palgrave, summer 2012). Skjeie has been a columnist for the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagens Næringsliv since 2003. She also holds a position as associate professor at Ålborg University, Denmark.

Julie Suk, Professor, Cardozo Law
Professor Suk is a leading expert on comparative equality law.  Her  research focuses on the intersection of comparative law and public policy, particularly in the regulation of work.  Her scholarship has explored the relationship between litigation and regulation, the interaction between EU law and social welfare policy in EU countries, and the differences between American and European legal and political cultures.  Her publications include "Equal by Comparison: Unsettling Assumptions of Antidiscrimination Law" in the American Journal of Comparative Law, and "Discrimination at Will: Job Security Protections and Equal Employment Opportunity in Conflict" in Stanford Law Review, and "Are Gender Stereotypes Bad for Women? Rethinking Antidiscrimination Law and Work-Family Conflict," in Columbia Law Review.  Suk also has a forthcoming piece on "Gender parity and state legitimacy: from public office to corporate boards" in International Journal of Constitutional Law (March 2012).