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"The Oppression of Women by Religious Organizations in the United States"

Start/End Wednesday, February 12, 2014 02:10 PM EST -- 04:00 PM EST
Location Name 80 Claremont Ave. Room 101

Marci A. Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

The United States is one of the most, if not the most, liberated countries in the world for women generally, but there are pockets of severe oppression, largely driven by religious precepts.  Join us for a lecture by Marci A. Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, as she discusses the First Amendment doctrines that permit and even foster oppression, and the legal principles that have counteracted it.

Professor Hamilton’s lecture is part of the Religion and Politics in American Public Life lecture series, coordinated by Professors Karen Barkey, Jean Cohen, and John Torpey.  This series is sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life; the Department of Political Science at Columbia University; and the PhD Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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