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Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture 2021
A series of three online lectures 'On Dignity' by Professor Susan Marks, Professor of International Law, London School of Economics.

6 pm Tuesday 2 March (Part 1): 'Dignity as a Worldly Concept'
6 pm Wednesday 3 March (Part 2); 'The Idea of Human Dignity'
6 pm Thursday 4 March (Part 3): 'Dignity and Indignity in the South African Toilet Wars'
1 pm Friday 5 March Q&A session

Summary: These lectures explore dignity as a worldly phenomenon that is not just an idea, but also a social practice and lived experience. We say that dignity is a right, or a foundational concept for human rights, yet we know that, in reality, it is a privilege enjoyed by some of us more than others and all of us at some times of our lives more than at others. How are we to understand asymmetries in the distribution of dignity? What can we learn by approaching dignity from the perspective of the presumptively undignified? When dignity is not simply denied but refused, can we then make out a different, defiant dignity with a different relationship to indignity?
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