Inniss to Serve as Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies, Hamilton College

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss

C|M|LAW’s Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Lolita Buckner Inniss has been offered and has accepted the position of Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor in the Women’s Studies Department at Hamilton College in New York for 2012-2013.  The Elihu Root Peace Fund at Hamilton is an endowment created in the early 1900’s by Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller to honor their friend Elihu Root, a member of the Hamilton class of 1864 who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Secretary of War, a U.S. Senator and who was a Nobel Peace Prize winner.  The Root Peace Fund Visiting Professorship in Women’s Studies is filled after a national search and is awarded to a candidate who excels in the discipline of Women’s Studies and who brings a unique interdisciplinary approach to the field.  The visiting scholar offers seminars in the department and is provided with a separate budget for scholarly travel and for bringing to campus a speaker who complements the scholar’s work.

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