Margaret Traub: Jan 13, 2014

January 13, 2014:

Margaret "Peggy" Traub died earlier today, after a long valiant battle with cancer.


The following remarks are from Sexuality, Gender and Human Rights Program Director, Timothy Patrick McCarthy:

The faculty, staff, and students of the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy are very saddened to learn of the death of Margaret "Peggy" Traub, a distinguished alumna (Harvard College Class of 1980) who was one of Harvard's most consistent and passionate supporters of research, teaching, and advocacy around women's and LGBTQ issues. For many years, Peggy and her wife Phyllis Dicker have generously funded the Carr Center's annual Traub-Dicker Summer Research Fellowship to support HKS students doing groundbreaking research on LGBTQ policy issues. Many of our former students have benefited enormously from Peggy and Phyllis' vision for creating a more just, humane, and equitable world for all people. We will miss our friend Peggy Traub very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Traub family--especially Phyllis--at this difficult time.

Ms. Traub's New York Times obituary can be found here.