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Marci Hamilton on: The Oppression of Women by Religious Organizations in the United States

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus 80 Claremont Ave, Room 101

The United States is one of the most, if not the most, liberated countries in the world for women generally, but there are pockets of severe oppression, largely driven by religious precepts. Join us for a lecture by Marci A. Hamilton, Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, as she discusses the First Amendment doctrines that permit and even foster oppression, and the legal principles th! at have counteracted it.

Professor Hamiltons lecture is part of the IRCPLs Religion and Politics in American Public Life lecture series, coordinated by Professors Karen Barkey, Jean Cohen, and John Torpey. Seeking to further understand the relationship between religion and politics in the United States, the series continues to explore a number of timely topics that intersect with religion, such as civil religion, public discourses of morality, and reproductive and sexual rights.