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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon Lectures on the Future of Gender

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Catharine A. MacKinnon

Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Washington and Lee University and the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, lecture on "Gender: The Future" in Lee Chapel on Oct. 1, 2009.

One of the most widely cited legal scholars in English, MacKinnon specializes in sex-equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation. The Supreme Court of Canada largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography and hate speech.

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