International LGBT Rights

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

International LGBT Rights

Spring 2019

Taught By: Cyril Ghosh

Section: A

CRN: 4720

Credits: 3

This is a survey class on the rights, recognition, and struggles of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, queer-identified people, and other non-heterosexual individuals and sexual orientation & gender identity minorities both in the Global North as well as the Global South. The course has three modules. We will begin with a broad overview of the discourse of human rights in international law and then survey the literature on the rights of sexual minorities. In doing so, we will familiarize ourselves not only with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but also the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Yogyakarta Principles, and so on. In addition, we will analyze the scholarship on both the marriage equality movement as well as the claims of radical/queer critics of marriage. In the remaining two modules, we will examine the rights, accomplishments, and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals, first in the Global North (with a focus on three Anglophone countries: United States, Canada, and Britain) and then in the Global South (particularly South Asia, the Middle East & North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:20pm 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 615

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019