March 10, 2010
This month, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor, will deliver the 16th annual Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy at the University of Notre Dame and the Robert M. Cover Lecture in Law and Religion at Yale Law School.
On March 16, Minow will deliver the annual Hesburgh Lecture, which was established by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in honor of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame. Recent Hesburgh lecturers have included Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Harvard ethicist Rev. J. Bryan Hehir and former United Nations Undersecretary General Shashi Tharoor.
On March 22, Minow will give the Robert M. Cover Lecture in Law and Religion at Yale Law School. The title of her lecture will be “Confronting the Seduction of Choice: Law, Education, and American Pluralism.”
Established in 1991, the Robert M. Cover Memorial Lectureship in Law and Religion brings to Yale distinguished speakers to explore the historical, philosophical, sociological, and literary intersections between law and religion.
Minow, an expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children and persons with disabilities, has served on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and helped launch Imagine Co-existence, a program of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to promote peaceful development in post-conflict societies.
Her books include “Partners, Not Rivals: Privatization and the Public Good;” “Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence;” “Not Only for Myself: Identity, Politics and Law;” and “Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion, and American Law.” Her latest book is “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark” (forthcoming).