The Gisia Kisilevsky Lectures in Jewish Law: Michael Jay Broyde, professor, Emory University School of Law; projects director, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory; author (The Pursuit of Justice: A Jewish Perspective on Practicing Law (2006), Human Rights and Judaism (1997) and Divorce and the Abandoned Wife in Jewish Law (2001). He is also a dayan (judge) on the Beth Din of America, the leading rabbinical court in the United States.
The Gisia Kisilevsky Lectures in Jewish Law: Suzannne Last Stone, professor of law, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; director, Program in Jewish Law; Visiting Professor, Columbia University Law School, 2006-07. Her publications include "In Pursuit of the Countertext: The Turn to the Jewish Legal Model in Contemporary American Legal Theory" (Harvard Law Review) and "Feminism and the Rabbinic Conception of Justice" (in Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy, 2004).
Presenters: Jennifer MacLean, "Advancing Paternal Age and Autism," ref. D. Reichenberg et al., Arch Gen Psych 63: 1026-1032, 2006; Nathalie Bolduc, "Very mild cases of Rett syndrome with skewed X inactivation," ref. P. Huppke et al., J. Med. Genet. - published online first: 11 May 2006.
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Dionne Bunsha, award-winning journalist, Frontline, Mumbia, India. In collaboration with the South Asian Women's Community Centre (SAWCC) and South Asia Centre (CERAS), and supported by Students' Scociety of McGill University Campus Life Fund. All welcome.
Virginia Shadbolt Symposium. Moderator: Shree Mulay, Director, MCRTW; presenters: Mela Sarkar and Shaheen Shariff; panel discussion: Dr. Marie McAndrews, Chair of Ethnic Studies, and others. Reception, 5-6 pm: McGill students and faculty, parents, teachers and the general public are invited. Presented in association with CBC and Montreal Matters.
Sheila Baillie Lecture: Nasrine Seraji, architect, Atelier Seraji, Paris; director, Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture. All welcome.
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Malalai Joya, 27-year-old member of the Afghan Parliament. The BBC has called Joya "the most famous woman in Afghanistan." She first gained international attention when she publicly denounced warlords at the 2003 Constitutional Loya Jirga (traditional grand assembly) in Kabul. She was elected to the National Assembly, or Wolesi Jirga, in September 2005, as a representative of Farah province, with the second highest number of votes in the province.
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