Professor Marnia Lazreg Honored by Society of Foreign Consuls
Professor Marnia Lazreg (GC/Hunter, Sociology) was awarded the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York (SOFC) Certificate of Recognition earlier this month for her “outstanding achievements and contribution to community empowerment.”
The award, which was given in celebration of International Women’s Day, honored both Lazreg’s academic achievements and her dedication to promoting women’s rights. The SOFC represents New York-based consulates, the largest diplomatic community in the world.
“I strongly feel that the Society of Foreign Consuls has in essence honored the women I write about,” Lazreg said. “As a woman who frequently lectures in universities around the world, it is very gratifying to me that an international body of cultural representatives has taken notice of my work.
Lazreg has served as a consultant on gender and development for the United Nations Development Program as well as UNESCO. Much of her work has focused on her native country of Algeria. She is the author of many books, including Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad and The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question.
Submitted on: MAR 28, 2018
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