Joan Wallach Scott Receives 2018 Edgar de Picciotto International Prize

Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, has been recognized with the 2018 Edgar de Picciotto International Prize.

Presented by the Graduate Institute of Geneva, the honor recognizes internationally renowned academic leaders whose research has improved our understanding of global challenges and influenced the decisions of policy makers. She is the first woman to receive the prize whose previous winners are Amartya Sen, Saul Friedländer, and Paul Krugman.

On September 25, Scott presented the opening lecture of the academic year, "Gender Equality: Why Is It so Difficult to Achieve?" which explores the many uses of the term "gender" and assesses the term's enduring impact. Find video of the lecture and subsequent question and answer session below.

Read more at the Graduate Institute of Geneva.


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