Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

PIPLSS - ARSALAN IFTIKHAR - 2010

2010-2011 Speakers

The year-long Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series brought to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, immigration, clinical legal education, government public service, and pro bono private practice. Initiated by the Clinical Education Program in 1998 as part of the 25th anniversary of the program, this popular series is now in its thirteen year. The 2010-11 series featured an outstanding line-up of speakers, with a superb mix of clinical law faculty, public interest lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010

BRIDGETTE CARR

Director, Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Law School PROFILE
Topic: Immigrants, Citizens, and American Law
Co-Sponsors: The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital, the Immigration Law Society, the International Law Society, and the Women’s Law Caucus
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010

ARSALAN IFTIKHAR

The Muslim Guy PROFILE
Topic: Islamic Pacifism
Co-Sponsors: The Assembly Series, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, and the Muslim Law Student Association
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

T. J. STILES

 width=Pulitzer Prize-winning Biographer PROFILE
Topic: “The Tyrants of Modern Society”: Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Rise of the Modern Corporation and Modern Capitalism
Co-Sponsors: The Law & Culture Initiative
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

KEVIN WASHBURN

Gautam YadamaDean, New Mexico School of Law PROFILE
Topic: Improving Criminal Justice for American Indians
Co-Sponsors: Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School of Social Work, the Assembly Series and the Native American Law Student Association
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010

NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, New York Times PROFILE
Topic: Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Co-Sponsors: The Assembly Series, Brown School of Social Work, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010

DAWN JOHNSON

Professor of Law, Indiana Law School
Topic: Reflections on Promoting Liberty and the Rule of Law
Co-Sponsors: The American Constitution Society and Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010

VAN JONES

Center for American Progress, Princeton University, Senior Policy Advisor PROFILE
Topic: Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy
Co-Sponsors: Green Action and Law & Culture Initiative, in collaboration with the Assembly Series, Energy & Environmental Law Society, and Black Law Student Association
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker

BRYAN STEVENSON

Co-director, Equal Justice & Capital Defender Clinic, N.Y.U. Law School, Executive Director, Equal Justice Institute PROFILE
Topic: Poverty, Incarceration, and Injustice in America
Co-Sponsors: The Black Law Student Association
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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

CORYNNE McSHERRY

Senior Staff Attorney and Kahle Promise Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation PROFILE
Topic: Defending Free Speech and Fair Use Online
Co-Sponsors: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

SUSAN FISKE

Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Topic: Envy up, Scorn Down: How Social Status Divides Us
Co-Sponsors: Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital; Women’s Law Caucus; and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
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