Prejudice, Stigma, Discrimination

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, giving initial remarks at the three-day conference, "Prejudice, Stigma, Discrimination: Combatting Exclusions through Policy and Law." It was held at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.
Pooja Vijay from EPIC India asking a question during a panel discussion on the first day.
Saul Levmore’s paper being presented by Dorothy Shapiro, Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow, during a panel on age discrimination. Levmore is the William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law.
Richard McAdams, the Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, presents his paper during the theories of discrimination panel.
Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, moderating the panel on caste that included Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics and Dipesh Chakrabarty, the University of Chicago's Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College.
Aziz Huq, the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, speaks during a panel as Bigelow Teaching Fellow Dorothy Shapiro (left) and Assistant Professor of Law Laura Weinrib (right) look on.
Justin Driver, the Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law, presents his paper via Skype as part of a panel on race in the United States.
Laura Weinrib, Assistant Professor of Law and the Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar, discusses her paper during the panel on class.
Emily Dupree, a third-year PhD student in Philosophy and a second-year law student, presents her paper during a panel on women.
Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, discussing her paper during a panel on caste.
Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, discussing his paper during a panel on Muslims.
Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, interacting with the panelists.

Several Law School professors were among the scholars of policy and law that gathered at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi for three days in December to explore the roles of stigma and disgust in discrimination. Presenters at the conference, “Prejudice, Stigma, Discrimination: Combatting Exclusions through Policy and Law,” examined exclusions related to race, caste, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion in both India and the United States and explored legal and social remedies.

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law, was one of the co-organizers of the conference along with Professor Emerita Zoya Hasan of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and Vidhu Verma, Professor in the Centre for Political Studies at JNU. Nussbaum delivered an introductory talk and discussed age discrimination. Other Law School participants and contributors included Saul Levmore, whose paper on age discrimination was delivered by Lecturer Dorothy Shapiro, a Bigelow Teaching Fellow; Justin Driver, the Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law, who discussed race in the United States; Aziz Huq, the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, who discussed the Muslim community; Laura Weinrib, Assistant Professor of Law and the Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar, who discussed class; and Richard McAdams, the Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law, who discussed theories of discrimination. Emily Dupree, ’18, who is also a third-year PhD student in Philosophy, discussed women.

Also present at the conference: John Mark Hansen, Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi and the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College; Dipesh Chakrabarty, the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics; Emilio Comay del Junco, a third-year University of Chicago graduate student in the joint program in Philosophy and Social Thought; Jeff Redding, Associate Professor at St. Louis University Law School; Vasujith Ram, fifth-year law student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences; Nandini Ghosh, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Development Studies Kolkata; Anita Ghai, Professor in the School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University in Delhi; Tarunabh Khaitan, Associate Professor in the Law Faculty of Oxford University and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College.