2019 Berkeley #MeToo Conference

Focus: The Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence

Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2018 #MeToo conference and will return to make a keynote presentation at the 2019 conference.


Last year, women across the globe were tweeting #MeToo.

This year they’re organizing for solutions.


Sexual harassment is a global problem which has given birth to global resistance: 

The Worldwide #MeToo Movement.

How do we use the tools of comparative law to address the problem of sexual harassment? On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America, will gather at Berkeley Law to explore approaches and solutions with California lawyers and other specialists.

It’s been over a year since revelations of widespread sexual harassment by powerful men in journalism, entertainment, politics, and law — and the #MeToo hashtag — rocked the world, as women shared their common experiences of sexual harassment.  This conference will examine the systemic issues that permit harassment, and explore proposed creative solutions developed across the globe.


  • Keynote presentations by:
  • Harassment experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
  • Speakers include law professors, lawyers, general counsel, journalists, and other specialists.