PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: March 22, 2004
Martha Nussbaum to discuss gender in April 2 lecture
DEARBORN---Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernest Freund Distinguished Service
Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present
"Gender and Human Capabilities" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday,
April 2 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building
at the University of Michigan-Dearborn as part of the Chancellor's winter
Nussbaum is an internationally recognized philosopher who has made significant
contributions to the fields of ancient philosophy, ethics, the study of
emotions, and the ethical dimensions of economic development.
She will speak about the idea that people can measure economic development
by the progress it creates in furthering the realization of human capabilities.
Her work has shown that this set of ideas has special relevance to issues
of gender justice throughout the developing world. Nussbaum's research
indicates that when girls and women are denied access to health care,
education and civic freedom, they are denied the opportunity to fully
develop talents and capabilities that permit the full exercise of freedom.
Nussbaum's recent books include Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence
of Emotions and Women and Human Development. In addition to
faculty appointments in several departments at the University of Chicago,
she also is founder and coordinator of the university's Center for Comparative
Nussbaum, who earned a doctoral degree at Harvard University, has received
numerous awards for teaching and research. She also is an honorary member
of the Senior Common Room at St. Hugh's College at Oxford University.
For more information about the lecture, call the Chancellor's Office
at (313) 593-5330.