Hannah Arendt Center Conferences

Human Rights Project and Hannah Arendt Center present:

South African Dignity Jurisprudence: Why it Matters in South Africa and Beyond: A Talk by Drucilla Cornell

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Olin, Room 102
6:00 pm
This event occurred on:  Tue. March 11, 6 pm

The dignity jurisprudence of the constitutional court of South Africa is sweeping in its range and philosophical depth. In this talk, Cornell will cover the most significant as well as controversial aspects of this jurisprudence as well the issues it raises more generally about the way we think about law. 

Drucilla Cornell is an American philosopher and feminist theorist, whose work has been influential in political and legal philosophy, ethics, deconstruction, critical theory, and feminism. Cornell is Professor of Political Science, Comparative Literature and Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University the State University of New Jersey; Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; and a visiting professor at Birkbeck College and University of London.