UIC Law welcomed Associate Dean and Professor Adrien Wing of the University of Iowa College of Law in April to deliver its 2022 Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture. The lecture series, named in honor of former Dean Fred F. Herzog, has featured scholars and jurists of international prominence for more than 30 years.
An international constitutional law and critical race theory expert, Associate Dean Wing presented “Global Critical Race Feminism: An Intersectional Approach to Engaging International Law” at UIC Law on April 12. After confronting the increasingly regular attacks and misconceptions of critical race theory in the news, Associate Dean Wing’s presentation provided attendees with a survey of global critical race feminism and its “she-roes.” Situating her comments in the context of discrimination faced by women of color throughout the world, Wing traced historical legal efforts, supported by stories from personal experience, as she sought to confront specific global problems ranging from COVID to armed conflict.
“It was an honor to introduce the UIC community to the energy, sharp intellect, and humanity of one of the world’s leading authorities on international constitutional law and critical race feminism,” reflected Associate Dean Teri A. McMurtry Chubb. “Our students are still talking about the impact of the talk on their thinking, and how inspired they remain by Dean Wing’s words.”
Associate Dean McMurtry-Chubb, UIC Law’s Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and a tenured faculty member, welcomed and introduced Dean Wing at the lecture. A former student of Dean Wing, Dean McMurtry-Chubb is also a prominent critical race scholar and historian.
The full lecture is now available online through the UIC Law YouTube page at https://youtu.be/8TfwAh4sVD4.
A selected bibliography of related resources is also available online at https://uofi.box.com/s/u8ek60womr4xfccombz9nubyddoud74m.
Professor Adrien Wing is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she has taught since 1987, and the Director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. She is the author of more than 140 publications and the editor of Critical Race Feminism: A Reader and Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader. Her U.S.-oriented scholarship has focused on race and gender discrimination while her international scholarship has emphasized Africa (especially South Africa) and the Middle East (the Palestinian legal system). Additionally, Dean Wing has advised the founding fathers and mothers of three constitutions—South Africa, Palestine, and Rwanda—and has advised the Eritrean Ministry of Justice on human rights treaties.
About the Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Series
The Dean Fred F. Herzog Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture was established in 1988 to honor Dean Herzog and his many contributions to the development of the law and his outstanding service to legal education. In 2008, the title was changed to the Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture series has featured internationally notable speakers, including Hon. Joan E. Donoghue and Hon. Thomas Buergenthal, former Judges of the International Court of Justice; Benjamin B. Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor for the U.S. Army at the Nuremberg Trials; and Hans Corell, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs & Legal Counsel for the United Nations, as well as other jurists and experts.
Learn more about the Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture online at https://law.uic.edu/about/signature-events/herzog-lecture/.