ACC Hosts "Gender & Power" Symposium April 25

Dr. Shirin Khosropour appeared on FOX 7 to discuss the Gender & Power symposium. Watch here:

Austin Community College will host a symposium addressing the impact of gender discrimination on peace and conflict within and between groups on Friday, April 25, at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.).

“Gender & Power: Education and Leadership as Equalizers” will be 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Rm. 8500. The event is free and open to the public.

This symposium will explore the societal impact of gender inequality and the role it plays in limiting opportunities for both men and women. Panel discussions focusing on gender and education and gender and leadership will be include question and answer opportunities. Following an afternoon screening of the film “My Tehran For Sale,” participants can enjoy pie from Austin’s Peace Through Pie as they discuss the film.

“The influence of gender inequality goes beyond the negative impact on individual women and men,” says Dr. Shirin Khosropour, ACC professor of psychology and coordinator of the college’s proposed Peace & Conflict Studies Program. “Gender inequality influences the balance of power in society, restricts access to resources such as education, and limits the ability to influence others via leadership positions.”

Panelists for the event are:

  • Amber Aubone, Ph.D., assistant professor of Political Science, director of Undergraduate International Relations and Research Office, St. Mary’s University
  • Herbert Coleman, Ph.D., ACC director of instructional technology, adjunct professor of Psychology
  • Barri Rosenbluth, LCSW, Expect Respect program director, SafePlace, Austin
  • Mehrang Monfared, Ph.D., ACC International Visiting Scholar and Research Scholar at Center for Women and Gender Studies, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Emily T. Amanatullah, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, UT McCombs School of Business
  • Andrew Levack, M.P.H., director of U.S. Programs, EngenderHealth
  • Banafsheh Madaninejad, Ph.D., assistant professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion, Southwestern University
  • Shehnaz Haqqani, M.A., doctoral student, UT Austin
  • Megan Tobias Neely, M.A., doctoral student, UT Austin

View “Gender & Power: Education and Leadership as Equalizer” (pdf) for the complete symposium schedule. Space is limited and registration is requested at  For more information contact Dr. Khosropour at (512) 223.3282 or [email protected]

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