Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights
The Lecture Series was created by GCRL Project Founder Sylvia Neil and her husband Dan Fischel in memory of Sylvia's late sister, Diane, to honor her commitment to gender equality and social justice. The series features internationally renowned scholars, judges, and activists discussing ways of negotiating the tensions between gender equality and religious or cultural norms.
2013 – Anat Hoffman, chairperson of Women at the Wall and executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center
2011/2012 – Professor Pnina Lahav, Boston University
2010 – Dr. Abdullahi An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School
2009 – Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada
2008 – Inaugural lecture delivered by Dr. Shirin Ebadi and professor Jody Williams, recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize and founders of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.