“Getting Global Responsibility on the ‘Rights’ Track” Lecture to be Held at UNC Asheville Jan. 27

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Brooke Ackerly, author of Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference (Cambridge 2008), will discuss “Getting Global Responsibility on the ‘Rights’ Track” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Ackerly, associate professor of political science and philosophy at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge 2000) and Doing Feminist Research (with Jacqui True, Palgrave Macmillan 2010).  Her research interests include democratic theory, feminist methodologies, human rights and social and environmental justice.  An award winner for both mentoring and graduate teaching, Ackerly is also the founder of the Global Feminisms Collaborative, a group of scholars and activists developing ways to collaborate on applied research for social justice.

This event is sponsored by the UNC Asheville’s Belk Distinguished Professor, the Departments of Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. For more information, contact Lyndi Hewitt, assistant professor of sociology, at lhewitt@unca.edu or 828.250.3868.