University of Wisconsin–Madison

The J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture

The Soffa lecture supports regular lectures on contemporary issues of global significance. Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa (‘46 BA L&S) established this fund to support an annual public lecture on a contemporary issue of global significance by a distinguished woman in international public life. For more than a decade this fund has brought renowned women from across the globe to lecture and meet with classes. Holders of the lectureship have included well-known “grassroots” leaders in the struggle for human rights and international understanding.

Upcoming Lecture

woman with long pink hair seated at a desk

Dr. Brigitte Baptiste
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00 pm Lecture with a reception to follow
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center

Past Lectures

Distinguished women throughout the world have given Soffa Lectures. Learn about their lectures and more through the UW Law School's Digital Archive (coming fall 2018). 
Portrait of May Sabe Phyu2018: May Sabe Phyu

“Gender Inclusion for Lasting Peace”

Portrait of Vandana Shiva

2017: Dr. Vandana Shiva

"Women Lead the Way: From Violence to Non-Violence, from Greed to Sharing, From Hate to Love"

Portrait of Renana Jhavala

 Renana Jhavala

"Structural Inequalities and Poverty: Organizing for Economic Rights in India

Return to Human Rights Program Homepage

Lock Icon