Dr Merze Tate on IR: Prof Cecelia Lynch
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. 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”.
Date: 27 February 2020, 17:30 (Thursday, 6th week, Hilary 2020)
Venue: St Cross College, St Giles OX1 3LZ
Venue Details: Large Seminar Room
Speaker: Prof Cecelia Lynch (University of California, Irvine)
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Organisers: Professor Richard Caplan (Department of Politics and International Relations), Marina Perez De Arcos (St Cross), Sharinee Jagtiani (University of Oxford )
Organiser contact email address: anna.chirniciuc@univ.ox.ac.uk
Hosts: Marina Perez De Arcos (St Cross), Sharinee Jagtiani (University of Oxford )
Part of: The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford: Reviving silenced internationalist voices in International Relations
Topics: United States foreign relations specialists, Disarmament, International relations, Women
Booking required?: Recommended
Booking url: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-merze-tate-on-ir-prof-cecelia-lynch-tickets-89276766211
Booking email: urvi.khaitan@history.ox.ac.uk
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Anna Chirniciuc, Sharinee Jagtiani, Urvi Khaitan, Marina Perez De Arcos