Gender Violence Expert to Speak at UMaine Sept. 18

Contact: Media contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — Myriam Miedzian, a nationally known research and author with expertise on issues of gender and violence, will speak at the University of Maine on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in 100 Donald P. Corbett Business Building.

The author of “Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence,” Miedzian has lectured widely on ways to change the socialization of boys to decrease violence.  The title of her UMaine talk will be “Real Men, ‘Wimps,’ and Our National Security.”  Her talk will explore mainstream assumptions about gender, politics, foreign policy and warfare.

A reception and book signing will follow the talk.  Miedzian’s visit to UMaine is sponsored by its Peace Studies Program, Cooperative Extension and Safe Campus Project.