Why is the #MeToo Movement (or its Denial) Part of International Politics?

  • March 24, 2021
  • Online

Description of the event. Recent research shows that the #MeToo movement is active mostly in countries that are better at protecting their citizens’ political and civil rights and civil liberties. What does that say about its relevance beyond the frontiers of democracy? How much can it influence positive change in both democratic and non-democratic regimes? And what does the conversation that it sparked bring to the current state of international politics?

The keynote speaker of the event was Cynthia Enloe, one of the most important contributors to the field of feminist international relations. With a special focus on gender and militarism, her work helped widen and enrich the knowledge on gender at national and international level. Some of her most outstanding contributions include: The Curious Feminist, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, “Gender” Is Not Enough: The Need for Feminist Consciousness. Presently, Cynthia Enloe is Research Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Department of International Development, Community and the Environment (IDCE).


  • Professor Cynthia Enloe. Keynote speaker, Clark University (Massachusetts), USA
  • Associate Professor Luciana Ghica, University of Bucharest
  • Professor Liliana Popescu, SNSPA

Moderator: Assistant Professor Mihaela Padureanu

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