October 13 – Webinar: The Role of Experts and Academics in LGBT Advocacy


It is increasingly common for courts, legislatures and advocates in all parts of the world to call on experts and academics, such as medical doctors, psychoanalysts, economists, lawyers, public health experts, or individuals who have expertise because of their individual experience and circumstances. This webinar will address several questions that arise during this process. When are experts useful? Who is considered an expert? How are experts used in different countries and/or cultural contexts? What is the value of, and challenges posed by, experts who are independent from the LGBT movement? How can advocates and experts form useful relationships? What are some examples of how experts have been used in LGBT advocacy?

This webinar is for those who serve as, or work with, independent experts and academics in the context of LGBTI advocacy. Please join us.

Times for the webinar:

Los Angeles (PDT): 8:00 AM
New York (EDT): 11:00 AM
London (BST): 16:00
Toulouse (CEST): 17:00
Bangkok: 22:00


M.V. Lee Badgett – Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst






Michael Stambolis – Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences) of American and Gender Studies, Université Bordeaux Montaigne






Andrew Park – International Program Director, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

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