Dr Menaka Guruswamy is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.
Through her litigation practice, she has successfully brought reform of the bureaucracy in the country, defended federal legislation that mandates that all private schools admit disadvantaged children, and most recently overturned section 377, the colonial-era law that criminalises consensual same-sex relations.
She was on Foreign Policy magazine’s list 100 most influential Global Thinkers for 2019 and along with Arundhati Katju on Times Magazine’s 2019 list of 100 most influential people.
In addition to the evening talk at the Yale-NUS Performance Hall, DDP students are invited to attend a lunch with Dr Menaka Guruswamy on 11 November 2019. If you are interested in attending this lunch, please indicate your interest here by 5 November 2019.