DAY 1 – April, 10th – 1st session – Viagra vs. Condoms: unequal partners?
In the first session of the Asian Regional Dialogue on Sexuality and Geopolitics, held in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 10th, 2009, participants had the chance to reflect upon two popular sexually oriented technologies, condoms and Viagra, and how they intersect with each other, as well as the implications of their use, both separately and combined together.
DAY 1 – April, 1oth – 2nd session – Negotiating multiple identities
The second session of the meeting discussed aspects related to the negotiation of multiple sexual identities being politically expressed within Asia, but are denied recognition by states. However, some are just starting to gain some visibility and rights.
DAY 2 – April, 11th – Sexuality flows: Information society and migration
In its second day, the Asian Regional Dialogue on Sexuality and Geopolitics addressed two critical realms that intersect with each other and have critical impacts on gender and sexuality constructs: information technology and migration.
DAY 3 – April, 12th – Politics of sexuality in Asia: where do we go from here?
After two days of intense discussions, during which the politics of sexuality in Asia were examined from a variety of angles, the chairs of the four sessions were invited to present a synthesis of each panel. Also, professors Rosalind Petchesky and Pan Suiming had the task of briefly exploring cross-cutting themes and challenges running through the various panels.
Session Sexuality and Geopolitics
In order to bring the debate to a larger audience, SPW organized a session to present the synthesis of the discussions held at the Asian Regional Dialogue on Sexuality and Geopolitics. The meeting took place on April 16, in Hanoi, during the 2009 IASSCS Conference.