The Global Politics of LGBT+ Rights

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Global Politics of LGBT+Rights
Summer 2023
Taught By: Cyril Ghosh
Section: A

CRN: 3287

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 proceeds in three segments. 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 segments, we will examine the rights, accomplishments, and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals, first in the Global North (with a focus on the United States 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)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: June 13, 2023 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 21, 2023 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:28pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 6/7/2023 - 7/26/2023