Human Rights in Russia Through the Lens of Gender Politics

Lisa Sundstrom (left) Valerie Sperling (right)

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about that big moment yesterday during the impeachment trial of President Trump where one of the President’s defenders made a controversial claim about presidential power—

But first

This afternoon at the Marshall Center on the USF Tampa campus two scholars will be discussing gender issues in Russia and Turkey. Our guests are Valerie Sperling and Lisa Sundstrom will discuss their new book


Date/Time: THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2020


Their book explores the obstacles that confront Russian and Turkish citizens, activists, and lawyers who try to bring gender discrimination cases to court. Based on interviews with human rights and feminist activists and lawyers in Russia and Turkey, their work grounds the law in the personal experiences of individuals fighting to defend their rights.

Valerie is also the co-author of several books that talk about the intersection of sex and politics- more on that in a moment.

Sperling previously wrote SEX POLITICS AND PUTIN and her newest book: TRUMPING POLITICS AS USUAL (Oxford)- which she co-wrote with Robert Boatwright.

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