The Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Brandeis University
Mailstop 079
Waltham MA 02454-9110


Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe
Director, Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law
(781) 736-3116
fishbaynjoffe@brandeis.edu

Events

"Sexual Harassment: The Law, The Politics, and The Movement"

Catharine MacKinnon

Did you miss this lecture? Watch it here!

HBI was proud to host Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for our annual Diane Markowicz Lecture on Gender and Human Rights, October 14, 2018. Her lecture is titled,  “Sexual Harassment: The Law, The Politics, and The Movement.”

Long before the #MeToo movement, Professor MacKinnon pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and proposed the Swedish model for abolishing prostitution. The Supreme Court of Canada has largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography, and hate speech, which have been influential internationally as well.