U.Va. Lecture Series Focuses on Love and Justice

September 14, 2010

September 14, 2010 — The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia will host leading scholars to speak this fall about issues related to love and justice.

M. Cathleen Kaveny, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will give the first talk in the institute's Fall Love and Justice Lecture Series. Her lecture, "Love, Law, and Justice: The Strange 'Divorce' Case of Watts v. Watts," will take place Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the institute in Watson Manor. A reception will follow.

The lecture series will bring scholars from around the world to U.Va. to lecture on humanitarian obligation, the role of hatred in post-atrocity contexts, forgiveness and the unforgiveable, political virtue, and the various ways the relationship between love and justice is construed, among several topics.

Located at Watson Manor, 3 University Circle, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community at the University, committed to understanding contemporary cultural change.

For information, contact Jenny Gladding at 434-924-0998 or jhg3s@virginia.edu.

— By Anne Bromley