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,
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
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.
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