Viviana Krsticevic, executive director of the Center for Justice and International Law in Washington, D.C., delivers the annual Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture. She will discuss “Judging and Gender in the International Realm.”
The lecture will focus on the dearth of female representation in international tribunals and monitoring bodies, and the impact the lack–and sometimes outright absence–of women has in these spaces and decisions made within them. Krsticevic will also discuss points of entry for the creation of mechanisms, guidelines and rules to guarantee gender parity within international boundaries.
Krsticevic received her law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an LLM from Harvard University. She has led numerous conferences and workshops in the Americas and Europe on the international protection of human rights. Ms. Krsticevic has also litigated cases before both the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She is the author of numerous articles, which have been published in the US, Latin America and Europe.
The annual Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture is named after a Milwaukee native who was a UW-Madison student in the 1920s. While living in Germany, she helped German Jews and political dissidents escape. She is the only American civilian executed under personal instruction of Adolf Hitler for her resistance to the Nazi regime.
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