Martha Minow, the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, has taught at Harvard since 1981. She writes about human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities. Her books include Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law and Repair (2003); Partners, Not Rivals: Privatization and the Public Good (2002), Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence (1998); Not Only for Myself: Identity, Politics and Law (1997); and Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion, and American Law (1990), and casebooks on civil procedure and on women and the law. Senior Executives in State and Local Government | July 6 – 25, 2008.
Her publications this year include "Tolerance in an Age of Terror," University Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (forthcoming), and Living Up to Rules: Holding Soldiers Responsible for Abusive Conduct and the Dilemma of the Superior Orders Defence," 52 McGill L. Rev. 3 (2007).She served on the Independent International Commission Kosovo and helped to launch Imagine Co-existence, a program of the U.N.High Commissioner for Refugees, to promote peaceful development in post-conflict societies. Her 5-year partnership with the federal Department of Education and the Center for Applied Special Technology worked to expand access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities. She received an Honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2006 and the Sacks-Freund Award for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard Law School in 2005.