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Women's Status, Men's States

LSE Space for Thought lecture series


Analyzing the nature of the international in gendered terms, Professor MacKinnon provides a perspective on developments in women's human rights globally

Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Professor Mackinnon specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation. The Supreme Court of Canada largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography, and hate speech. Her scholarly books include Sex Equality (2001, 2007), Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989), Only Words (1993), Women's Lives, Men's Laws (2005), and Are Women Human? (2006). She is published in journals, the popular press, and many languages. Representing Bosnian women survivors of Serbian genocidal sexual atrocities, she won with co-counsel a damage award of $745 million in August 2000 in Kadic v. Karadzic, which first recognized rape as an act of genocide. She works with Equality Now, an NGO promoting international sex equality rights for women. Professor MacKinnon holds a B.A. from Smith College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale. She has taught at Yale, Chicago, Harvard, Osgoode Hall, Stanford, Basel (Switzerland), and Columbia, spent a year at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and practices and consults nationally and internationally. She is one of the most widely-cited legal scholars in English.

The Space for Thought Lecture series celebrates the completion of the New Academic Building and is supported by the LSE Annual Fund. The next lecture in this series will be delivered by Professor Manuel Castells on the topic of Internet Beyond Myths: the record of scholarly research on Friday 24 October.


Speaker(s):

Professor Catharine Mackinnon | talks
Professor Conor Gearty | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

22 October 2008 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics
New Academic Building
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Free

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