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Political Science and International Relations


Catharine MacKinnon Lecture: "Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, and Demand"

Event Start DateMonday, February 15, 2010
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
Event Start Time5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CostCost: Free

Catharine A. MacKinnon, Ph.D., J.D., is a pioneer in the field of sex equality issues and sexual harassment, recognized internationally for her role in creating ordinances that recognize pornography as a civil rights violation and for her position as co-counsel in Kadic v. Karadzic, which first recognized rape as an act of genocide. She is a practicing lawyer, professor, author, and activist focused on sex equality issues, sexual harassment and pornography in national and international law.

MacKinnon received a J.D. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. She is the author of the following: Are Women Human?; Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws; Sex Equality; Only Words; Feminism Unmodified; Toward a Feminist Theory of the State; and Sexual Harassment of Working Women.
Her lecture will investigate the social connections between prostitution and trafficking, using India as an example to view the problems and solutions to trafficking in light of current debates.

A book signing and reception will follow in the IPJ Garden of the Sea.

Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the University of San Diego chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, with additional support provided by USD's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, Department of Political Science, Women's Center, and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

ContactNoelle Norton, Ph.D. | | (619) 260-6870