Speaker: Justice in Transition

March 4, 2014            


WHO: Colleen Murphy, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I), will speak as a guest of the Political Science Department and The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

WHAT: Murphy will give a talk titled, “Justice in Transitional Contexts” regarding transitional societies such as post-Apartheid South Africa. The talk is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Beckman Auditorium, located in the lower level of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).

WHEN: Thursday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m.

WHY: The purpose of the talk is to examine how legacies of violence might shape modern transitional case studies, such as post-Mubarak Egypt. The event furthers the initiatives created by the newly established Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan.

DETAILS: Professor Murphy serves as director of the U of I’s Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. Her research focuses on justice in the aftermath of civil conflict, repression, natural disasters and climate change.

CONTACT: Sherry Wallace, director for News and Media Relations at (309) 556- 3792 or swallace@iwu.edu.

Contact: Hannah Dhue, ’15, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu