2022 Herzog Memorial Lecture: “Global Critical Race Feminism: An Intersectional Approach to Engaging International Law”
Date / Time
April 12, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join UIC Law for its 2022 Herzog Memorial Lecture, featuring Professor Adrien Wing, associate dean for international and comparative law programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. Dean Wing’s presentation will introduce attendees to Global Critical Race Feminism, which is an offshoot of Critical Race Theory. GCRF is concerned with the legal status of women of color around the world who face discrimination based upon their intersectional identities. Crafting legal solutions to global problems ranging from COVID to armed conflict will be discussed.
About Adrien Wing
Adrien Wing is the associate dean for international and comparative law programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she has taught since 1987, and the director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. She is the author of more than 140 publications and the editor of Critical Race Feminism: A Reader and Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader. Her U.S.-oriented scholarship has focused on race and gender discrimination while her international scholarship has emphasized Africa (especially South Africa) and the Middle East (the Palestinian legal system). Additionally, Dean Wing has advised the founding fathers and mothers of three constitutions—South Africa, Palestine, and Rwanda—and has advised the Eritrean Ministry of Justice on human rights treaties.
About the Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Series
The Dean Fred F. Herzog Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture was established in 1988 to honor Dean Herzog and his many contributions to the development of the law and his outstanding service to legal education. In 2008, the title was changed to the Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture series has included such notable speakers as Hon. Joan E. Donoghue and Hon. Thomas Buergenthal, former Judges of the International Court of Justice; Benjamin B. Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor for the U.S. Army at the Nuremberg Trials; Hans Corell, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs & Legal Counsel for the United Nations; Laurel Bellows, former President of the American Bar Association; and others.