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)
  • 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)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (University of Cape Town, 2021)
  • Hong Kong, China (University of Hong Kong, 2022)
  • Utrecht, Netherlands (Utrecht University, 2023) 

Upcoming Annual Conferences

  • 2024: South Asia – National Law School of India University
  • 2025: South America – University of Buenos Aires
  • 2026: North America – University of California (Berkeley)
  • 2027: Australia – TBD