Martha DavisProfessor Martha Davis, an internationally recognized human rights expert who is spending the 2015-2016 academic year as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund University, in Lund, Sweden, will deliver a series of lectures this fall in Europe. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program; only 40 are annually awarded. Recipients are eminent scholars with significant publication and teaching records.

Professor Davis is co-author of the first law school textbook focused on domestic human rights, Human Rights Advocacy in the United States (West 2014), and co-editor of Bringing Human Rights Home, a three-volume work chronicling the US human rights movement. Her co-edited book, Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities, will be published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

Professor Davis’ fall speaking schedule includes:

October 28: “Human Rights Confronts Legal Meaning: Interpreting the Torture Memos,” at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

November 28: “Families, Federalism and Reproductive Rights,” at the University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

December 3: “Small Places, Close to Home: U.S. Cities and Human Rights,” at the University of Heidelberg, Center for American Studies, Heidelberg, Germany

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