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Christiane Taubira lecture: Justice in Service of Equality

When: Monday, October 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 2-351 (Kaplan seminar room), 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Scott Newman  

Group: French Interdisciplinary Group

Category: Academic


"Justice in service of Equality" — a lecture by, and conversation with, Christiane Taubira, former Minister of Justice of France. Post-lecture discussion will be moderated by Jenifer Wild (CMS - UChicago) and Mary Anne Case (Law School - UChicago).

Northwestern will be connected to this event via live video-conference thanks to the French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG) in conjunction with the Marianne Midwest Series.

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016

Time: 6-8pm

Venue: Kresge Hall 2-351 (Kaplan seminar room)

Local moderation: Rachel Riedl (Political Science - Northwestern)

Christiane Taubira founded the left-wing Guianese party Walwari, and was elected four times to the National Assembly of france (representing French Guiana), where she was the driving force behind the 2001 law that recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity. In 2012, she was appointed Justice Minister of France. In that capacity, she oversaw fundamental penal reforms that promote rehabilitation and lowered recidivism rates, and introduced a law that both legalized same-sex marriage in France, and allows same-sex couples to adopt children. Ms. Taubira is strongly committed to civil rights, women's rights, and the rights of disadvantaged youth. In the wake of the terrorist attacks France suffered in 2015, she published a book, Murmures à la Jeunesse, in which she argues that the French Republic has at its disposal all the tools and resources it needs to combat terrorism successfully.

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