The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) warmly invites you to the second Oration of the Ninian Stephen Law Program: New Legal Thinking for Emerging Technologies.
This program is a four-year initiative at the University of Melbourne, proudly supported by the Menzies Foundation.
We will be joined by Orator, Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney and winner of the Women in Artificial Intelligence in Law Award 2022.
Ramona will be discussing how we can harness technology to advance gender equality. This talk will be chaired by Professor Cheryl Saunders, from the Constitution Transformation Network at Melbourne Law School.
There will be a canapés and beverage service after the oration and a chance for you to network informally.
Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa
Ramona Vijeyarasa is the Chief Investigator behind the Gender Legislative Index (GLI), a tool designed to promote laws that advance women’s rights and gender equality. She is the head of the Juris Doctor Program in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney and a Senior Lecturer.
Before joining UTS, Dr Vijeyarasa worked for a decade in civil society as a women’s rights activist and for international organisations in developing and developed countries. In 2022, Ramona’s work on the GLI received the Woman in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Award for the Law Category and the2nd runner-up prize for the Women in AI Innovator of the Year.
Since 2020, she is a Women’s Leadership Institute Australia Research Fellow, investigating ways to bring her global expertise into Australia’s legal context and advocating for a more gender-equal nation. Ramona’s work for women’s rights across the world has been recognised by grants and awards from the New York University, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Letten Foundation and Young Academy of Norway.
Her new book (release date, July 2022), The Woman President: Leadership, Law and Legacy for Women Based on Experiences from South and Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press) is a global-first study of the impact women leaders have on women’s lives through the law.
Professor Cheryl Saunders
Cheryl Saunders is a laureate professor emeritus at the Melbourne Law School and has specialist interests in Australian and comparative public law, including comparative constitutional law and method, intergovernmental relations and constitutional design and change. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law, a former President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies, a former President of the Administrative Review Council of Australia and a senior technical advisor to the Constitution Building program of International IDEA. She has held visiting positions in law schools in many parts of the world and is an officer of the Order of Australia and a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur of France.