Our Annual Conference Programs



The Center holds annual conferences in cities around the world, giving scholars and equality activists an opportunity to present papers and discuss a variety of topics in comparative equality and anti-discrimination law. Conference topics have included sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and gender-based violence; same-sex marriage; the rights of persons with disabilities; racism and migration; affirmative action; transgender equality; and equality/freedom of religion and face covering.  To date, annual conferences have been held in:

  • Paris, France (Sciences-Po, 2012)
  • Berkeley, California (Berkeley Law, 2013 & 2019)
  • Brussels, Belgium (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2014)
  • Shanghai, China (Jiao Tong University, 2016)
  • Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College, Dublin, 2017)
  • Melbourne, Australia (Melbourne Law School, 2018)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (The University of Stockholm, 2019)
  • Our 2020 Cape Town conference has been moved to 2021

Upcoming Annual Conferences

  • The University of Cape Town (South Africa) in June 2021
  • The University of Hong Kong in 2022
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