Award Presentation and Lecture

"Bystanders, Upstanders, and Justice"

Minow was formally honored at a ceremony and reception at Brandeis on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. She delivered a public lecture followed by a reception.

In addition, she met with students, faculty and staff in smaller group settings. 

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2015-2016 Recipient

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Martha Minow, Harvard Law School Dean

Martha Minow is dean of Harvard Law School and one of the world’s leading figures in bringing legal ideas and scholarship to bear on issues of identity, race and equality, including innovative approaches to reconciliation among divided peoples.

Minow’s numerous scholarly works and books include “Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence,” a groundbreaking book offering pathways of hope for divided societies, and her 2010 volume “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Constitutional Landmark.” She worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to establish Imagine Co-existence, a program that promotes peace in post-conflict societies. She has also served on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, and partnered with the Department of Education and the Center for Applied Special Technology to increase curriculum access for students with disabilities.

Since 2009, Minow has served as a presidential appointee on the board of the Legal Services Corporation, a government-sponsored organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. She also serves on the boards of directors for the MacArthur Foundation, the Covenant Foundation and other nonprofit organizations, and is the former chair of the Scholar’s Board of Facing History and Ourselves.

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