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Thu, 27 Feb


St Cross College

Dr Merze Tate on IR: Prof Cecelia Lynch (UCI)

Merze Tate was a prolific expert on US diplomacy and in 1932, the first African-American woman to attend Oxford (she commented several times she was “the only colored American in the entire university, man or woman”), where she studied International Relations!

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Dr Merze Tate on IR: Prof Cecelia Lynch (UCI)
Dr Merze Tate on IR: Prof Cecelia Lynch (UCI)

Time & Location

27 Feb 2020, 17:30 – 19:00

St Cross College, 61 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LZ, UK

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Besides Oxford, she was also the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in Government and International Relations from Harvard. In 1942 and 1948, she wrote two books on disarmament. Through her stints in several committees, Tate tried to tackle gender and racial discrimination in the academic system.

Cecelia Lynch is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She specialises in international relations theory, religion, ethics, and social movements. She has written and edited a number of books and won the International Studies Association's J. Ann Tickner Award. She is also co-editor of the blog “Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa".

We are delighted to announce that the opening remarks for this event will be given by Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson.

Everybody is welcome and registration is strongly recommended but not required:

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