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Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series

UNH Lecture Highlights Women's Education in India

By Erika L. Mantz
UNH News Bureau

April 29, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, will discuss "Women's Education: A Global Challenge" Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the University of New Hampshire as part of the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Theatre I. It is free and open to the public.

Nussbaum will talk about her on-going cross-cultural work with grass-roots women's organizations in India, a country to which she returns frequently to learn about the concerns and initiatives of women and community activists. In particular, she will discuss why education should be considered key for women in making progress on many other problems in their lives.

Nussbaum has taught at Harvard, Brown and Oxford universities. From 1986 to 1993 she served as a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki, Finland, which is part of the United Nations University. In 2000 she was elected to the Academy of Finland. Her most recent book is Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (2001), and she is currently at work on a manuscript entitled Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law.

For more information, contact Jennifer Beard at or (603) 862-4356.

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