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Feb 23, 2014
From staff reports
Haley Duschinski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and the director of the Center for Law, Justice and Culture, will deliver "Imagining International Justice," for her Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Baker University Center Front Room.
She hopes "the audience leaves with a better understanding of how anthropology can help us understand local perspectives on international human rights issues." During the talk, she will look at how various local communities make claims for human rights and justice and how these claims are shaped by social, political, and historical factors.
Duschinski focuses her research on two words, community and justice. Community is a word that means something different in every language. Justice, however, is a word that carries the same meaning no matter the culture.
Accompanied by students, Duschinski has conducted research of diverse cultures from Northern Ireland to Cambodia, as well as performed extensive anthropological fieldwork in Kashmir, a conflict zone in India.
Science Cafés are venues for students interested in the sciences and engineering to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.
The event is free and open to the public.