March 15, 2012 - 4:00pm - March 16, 2012 - 5:00pm


Is secularism the only way for women to achieve equality? Is religion inherently antithetical to women's advancement? Is the concept of human rights so associate with "the West" that it can never be a viable means for achieving women's rights in non-Western countries? The Luce Conference on Religion and International Affairs: Through the Prism of Rights and Gender will explore these and other questions in a public forum with Luce seminar participants and visiting scholars and practitioners from the US and abroad.


Hauwa Ibrahim Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard University and Senior Partner, Aries Law Firm
Saba Mahmood Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Berkley
Martha Nussbaum Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago
Elizabeth Prodromou Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University and Vice Chair, US Commission on International Religious Freedom
Loretta Ross Founder, National Center for Human Rights Education and National Coordinator, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Yasmin Saikia Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History
Zilka Spahić-Šiljak Luce International Fellow and Deputy Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies, University of Sarajevo
Photo of Mariz Tadros Mariz Tadros Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (UK)
Rebecca Tsosie Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, and Affiliate Professor of American Indian Studies