Carnegie Mellon University

Lila Abu-Lughod to Give Margaret Morrison Lecture

February 23, 2018

Lila Abu-Lughod to Give Margaret Morrison Lecture

Talk will focus on countering violent extremism

By Stefanie Johndrow

Lila Abu-Lughod, a decorated specialist in women’s rights and gender in the Middle East, will speak at Carnegie Mellon University’s 12th annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History. Abu-Lughod is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science and Anthropology at Columbia University.

Abu-Lughod’s talk “Countering Violent Extremism: What Do Women’s Rights Have to Do With It?” will take place Thursday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in CMU’s Gates Center 6115. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will welcome guests at 4 p.m. In addition, a tea will be held for Margaret Morrison alumni earlier in the day.

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