The Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture Committee is delighted to announce that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the eighth Wallace Lecturer to speak at Meredith College.
The time and place of Justice Ginsburg’s lecture, along with information about ticketing, will be announced later this year, when we have worked through details of her visit with her office and that of the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police.
The second female to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg has served since 1993. In popular culture, she is sometimes called “The Notorious R.B.G.” An author herself, she is the subject of several books and films.
Justice Ginsburg joins a group of distinguished world citizens in delivering the Wallace lecture: Sir Harold Wilson, former prime minister of Great Britain; Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court; Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Shirin Ebadi, Iranian judge and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; and Jody Williams, human rights activist, advocate for the banning of land mines, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
The Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture, named for a former head of Meredith’s history department, has been endowed by the Class of 1971, Class of 1973, the Wallace family, and other generous donors.
The Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture Committee: Anne Bromby, ’71; Anne Bryan, ’71; Carol Finley; Ann Gleason; Erin Lindquist; Jeff Martinson; and chair, Jean Jackson, ’75.