Martha Nussbaum

Keynote Speaker

Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School. She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism. She received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities.

Sex and Social Justice won the book award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy in 2000. Hiding From Humanity won the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law in 2004.

She has received honorary degrees from forty colleges and universities in the U. S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, including the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).