The Barbara Aronstein Black Lecture
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November 6, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian of Hebrew University, Israel, will give a lecture, “Between the Politics of Exclusion and the Cultures of Control: Violence Against Women and Law In Conflict Zones,” at Columbia Law School on Monday, November 10, 2008. Her talk is this year's Barbara Aronstein Black Lecture on Women and the Law.“Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian has been an outspoken voice on behalf of Palestinian women, whom she sees as victims and survivors of both patriarchal culture and the violence associated with living in a conflict zone,” said Professor Katherine Franke, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Law Program at Columbia Law School. “She has helped bring to public attention the effects that violations of spatial and bodily safety and health are having on Palestinian women living both in Israel and in the West Bank and Gaza. Her lecture should be of interest to us all.”
Much of Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s work is done in association with Mada al-Carmel, the nonprofit Arab Center for Applied Social Research located in Haifa, Israel, and with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
WHO: Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian of Hebrew University, Israel.
WHAT: Between the Politics of Exclusion and the Cultures of Control: Violence Against Women and Law in Conflict Zones, The Barbara Aronstein Black Lecture On Women And The Law.
WHEN: Monday, November 10, 4:10 – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102, 435 W. 116 Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
The Barbara Aronstein Black Lectures on Women and Law focus on significant work about or by women in law. Past speakers include former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and president of Ireland Mary Robinson, law professor and feminist scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon, and former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour. Launched in 1998, the series is named for Columbia Law School professor and former dean Barbara Aronstein Black.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.