The Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice and the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights are signature lectures open to the entire Yale community and other interested groups. The events feature speakers whose exceptional achievements have served the causes of global justice and women's rights. The lectures are often enhanced by panels and conferences. In addition, the lecturers may spend time at Yale Law School teaching a class or engaging in a range of other community activities, such as head of college's teas, faculty workshops and similar opportunities.

Gruber Distinguished Lectures in Women’s Rights


Dr. Asma Jahangir

Formerly served as the President and chairperson of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Catherine Lhamon

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

United States Supreme Court

Dr. Zainab Salbi

Founder of Women for Women International

Gruber Distinguished Lectures in Global Justice


Dr. Kumi Naidoo

Chair of the Board for Africans Rising for Justice Peace and Dignity

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts

Founder and Director of Women on Waves and Women on Web

Alexander Aleinikoff

Deputy High Commissioner in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Dr. Paul Farmer

Co-founder of Partners in Health

Luis Moreno Ocampo

First Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Iranian human rights activist