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CSLS Speaker Series: CATHARINE MACKINNON at 12:45p

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Law and Society
is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series,
Catharine MacKinnon

Catharine MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan.
She will be speaking on her book
Butterfly Politics (Harvard University Press, 2017).

The butterfly effect in chaos theory contends that the minuscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away. Small simple interventions in unstable systems, through collective recursion, can produce large complex effects. Butterfly Politics adapts this concept as a metaphor to analyze how law can cause social change through examining forty years of interventions into gender inequality, focusing on sexual abuse. Butterfly Politics offers a theory of principled, effective, socially conscious, activist engagement through law for social equality.

Please join us on Monday, September 11 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. 

Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch.”

Butterfly Politics will be available for purchase at the talk. The Introduction and Table of Contents are available online at our website and in hard copy at the Center.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director
Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director


Monday, September 11, 2017
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
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Philip Selznick Seminar Room
2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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