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Vera Mackie (UOW): Reproduction and Rights - Globalisation and Assisted Reproduction

Dec 16, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

It is now four decades since the first babies were born after conception through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Assisted Reproduction is now a global industry, involving the movement of genetic material, embryos, babies, commissioning parents, gestational surrogate mothers, medical practitioners and capital across the globe. In this lecture I explore the ethical dilemmas raised by the global assisted reproduction industry.

VERA MACKIE is Senior Professor of Asian and International Studies at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Director of the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research at UOW and DAAD Visiting Professor in Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University. Her publications include The Reproductive Industry: Intimate Experiences and Global Processes (Lexington 2019, co-edited with N Marks and S Ferber); Remembering Women’s Activism (Routledge 2019, co-authored with S Crozier-De Rosa); The Social Sciences in the Asian Century (ANU Press 2015, co-edited with C Johnson and T Morris-Suzuki); Ways of Knowing about Human Rights in Asia (Routledge 2015); The Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia (Routledge 2015, co-edited with M McLelland); Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan (Routledge 2014, co-edited with A Germer and U Wöhr); Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality (Cambridge 2003); Gurōbaruka to Jendā Hyōshō [Globalisation and Representations of Gender] (Ochanomizu Shobō 2003); Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia–Pacific Perspectives (Routledge 2000, co-edited with A-M Hilsdon, M Macintyre and M Stivens); Creating Socialist Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism, 1900–1937 (Cambridge 1997). 

Time & Location

Dec 16, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Holzlaube 2.2051
Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin