'Women's Rights in the Middle East' Is Topic of Denison Goodspeed Lecture
Posted: March 20, 2006
The Denison University Goodspeed Lecture Series presents Ann Mayer, of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss "Islam as a Framework for Rethinking Women's Rights: Evolving Debates on Women's Rights in the Middle East." The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 30) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public.
Listed in "Who's Who in American Law," Mayer is associate professor of legal studies and business ethics and a specialist in international, Middle Eastern, Islamic, and human rights law. She was granted a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Morocco in 1992 and for research in Tunisia in 1993.
Mayer wrote chapters on legal reform in the modern period, human rights, and inheritance in "The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World" and is the editor of "Property, Social Structure, and Law in the Modern Middle East." Her current book, "Islam and Human Rights," has a fourth edition in preparation for publication by Westview Press.
A visiting professor at the Law School at the University of Vienna in 2003, Mayer also taught at Yale Law School, the Center for Arab Studies at Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Princeton Law School.
She earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a certificate in Islamic and comparative law from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Mayer is a member of the editorial board of the Harvard Series in Islamic Law and the Editorial Review Board of Human Rights Quarterly.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Goodspeed Lecture Series presents Ann Mayer to speak on "Islam as a Framework for Rethinking Women's Rights: Evolving Debates on Women's Rights in the Middle East," 7:30p.m., Thursday (March 30), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6241 to confirm information.
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