Juliette Duara is a Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Duara’s research interests include investigating the viability of human rights as an ethical system for the 21st century, comparing U.S. federal and state governmental responses to perceived conflicts between religious freedom and women’s and LGBTQ persons’ rights to equality, as well as probing gendered implications of human rights violations.  Duara’s publications include a book entitled Gender Justice and Proportionality in India:  Comparative Perspectives, published by Routledge in 2018 as part of its “Advances in South Asian Studies” series and an article on “Religious Pluralism, Personal Laws and Gender Equality in Asia:  Their History of Conflict and the Prospects for Accommodation” in the Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2012).  Duara has a BA in History from Whitman College, an MA in Asian Studies from Stanford, a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and a PhD in Law from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.