College professor and author Colleen Murphy, Ph.D., returns to her high school alma mater to discuss the “Role of Women in Transitional Justice.” This informative program will be presented Monday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Gloria Dei Center on the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart campus, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Tickets are $20 each, and lunch is included.
Transitional Justice is an approach to systematic violations of human rights that both provides redress to victims and creates/enhances opportunities for the transformation of political systems, conflicts and other conditions that may have been at the root of the abuses.
Murphy is a professor in the College of Law and the departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in International Programs and Studies, and affiliate faculty of the Beckman Institute.
Her latest book, “The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice,” analyzes the topic and outlines the ethical standards which societies attempting to democratize should follow.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit woodlandsacademy.org/speaker.
Seating for this public event is limited, and tickets should be purchased by Sept. 21. It will follow a presentation by Murphy to the students at Woodlands, an all-girls college-preparatory day-and-boarding high school.
Founded in 1858, Woodlands Academy is an independent Catholic college preparatory day and boarding high school for young women. It’s part of a worldwide network of Sacred Heart Schools that spans the United States and 40 other countries. A nonprofit, Woodlands Academy’s identity is rooted in Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat’s desire to inspire young hearts and minds to excel, to lead lives of integrity and to serve. For more information about Woodlands Academy, please visit www.woodlandsacademy.org