Upcoming Event: Distinguished International Visitor Fund Lecture

Yakin Ertürk, former special rapporteur to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on violence against women, its causes and consequences, will deliver the J. Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor Fund lecture at 4 p.m. on March 18, 2010, in the AT&T Lounge of the Pyle Center.

Ertürk,  professor of sociology and head of the Gender and Women’s Studies Programme at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, will present  “Universalizing Women’s Human Rights: The Quest for Gender-Just Peace.”

The public lecture is sponsored by the UW–Madison Division of International Studies’ J. Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor Fund which provides regular lectures on contemporary issues of global significance. Visit http://www.international.wisc.edu/awards/soffa.html for additional information on the annual lecture and to learn more about Yakin Ertürk.