Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum

The annual University of Arizona Law School Marks Lecture will be held today, beginning at 5:30.

The featured speaker will be Professor Martha Nussbaum of the University of Chicago. The lecture is free, but seats in the auditorium are now filled by registrants. Seats are still available in an overflow room, where the lecture will be live-streamed. Detail on the lecture is here. As the site indicates, an audio recording of the lecture will be available here soon after the event.

Here is more information from the law school:

Professor and Author Martha Nussbaum To Deliver Marks Lecture

Professor Martha Nussbaum, an internationally-recognized philosopher and award-winning author, will present the Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture at The University of Arizona James E. College of Law:

“The New Religious Intolerance”

Monday, January 28, 2013

5:30 – 6:30 pm

The University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

1201 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and is limited. There will be a short reception immediately following the lecture.

Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Law School and in the Philosophy Department. She is an Associate in the Classics Department, the Divinity School; and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies; and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. Her studies have focused on ancient Greek philosophy; ethics; global justice; the emotions—including shame, disgust, and fear; animal rights; and religion.

She received her BA from NYU (1969) and her MA (1971) and PhD (1975) from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities. From 1986 to 1993, Prof. Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University. She has chaired the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on International Cooperation, the Committee on the Status of Women, and the Committee for Public Philosophy. Ms. Nussbaum has been a member of the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a member of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies. She received the Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Non-Fiction for 1990, and the PEN Spielvogel-Diamondstein Award for the best collection of essays in 1991, her book, Cultivating Humanity won the Ness Book Award of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 1998 and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002. Sex and Social Justice won the book award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy in 2000. Hiding From Humanity won the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law in 2004.

Professor Nussbaum has received honorary degrees from over forty colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Asia, Africa, and Europe. She received the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002, the Barnard College Medal of Distinction in 2003, the Radcliffe Alumnae Recognition Award in 2007, and the Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 2010. She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland. In 2009, she won the A.SK award from the German Social Science Research Council (WZB) for her contributions to social system reform, and the American Philosophical Society’s Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence for her lifetime contributions. In 2012, she was awarded Spain’s Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences.

Recent additions to her extensive list of publications include From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (2010), Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010), Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (2011), The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age (2012), and Philosophical Interventions: Book Reviews 1985-2011 (2012). She has also edited fifteen books. Her current book in progress is Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, which will be published by Harvard in 2013.

The Annual Marks Memorial Lecture was established in 1979 by Selma Skora Paul Marks and the late Judge Jack Marks.  They endowed the lecture series in memory of his father, Isaac Marks.

Additional information on the Marks Lecture is available on the Arizona Law website.

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