Martha Minow to Deliver 16th Annual Hesburgh Lecture

Author: Joan Fallon

Minow, Martha  Dean of Harvard Law

Martha Minow, Dean and Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor at Harvard Law School, will deliver the 16th annual Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy at 4:15 p.m., March 16 (Tuesday) in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Minow is an expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children and persons with disabilities. She 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. At Harvard Law School, she teaches civil procedure and constitutional law.

Minow’s 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).

The annual Hesburgh Lecture 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.

More information is available on the Kroc Institute’s website at

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