Philosopher Martha Nussbaum to speak on Internet harassment April 27

Philosopher and author Martha Nussbaum will discuss “Internet Harassment and the Objectification of Women” at 4 p.m. April 27 in Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room.

Martha Nussbaum


The event is free an open to the public; a reception and book signing will be held after the talk.

Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. The founder and coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism, Nussbaum received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her master’s and Ph.D. from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard, Brown and Oxford universities and has also served as a research adviser to the World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki.

Nussbaum has received honorary degrees from 40 colleges and universities and has written more than 15 books, including the recently released “The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age.”

The talk is sponsored by Rice’s Program in Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities in the Center for the Study of Women Gender and Sexuality and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

For more information, contact Becky Byron, 713-.348-4508 or

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