Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers

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2015-2016 Speakers

The 2015-16 Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series features an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. The year-long, interdisciplinary series brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, international human rights, 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 eighteenth year.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

MELVIN OLIVER

University of California, Santa Barbara Division of Social Sciences PROFILE

Topic: Income and Wealth Inequality

Co-Sponsors: Department of Sociology, Brown School Center for Social Development, Weidenbaum Center on Economy, Government, and Public Policy, Assembly Series (Kick off of new Department of Sociology)

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

ANUP MALANI

University of Chicago School of Law PROFILE

Topic: Building Capacity in India: The International Innovation Corps Model

Co-Sponsors: India Initiative, Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, Brown School Center for Social Development, and the School of Law Office of Graduate and International Programs, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, South Asian Law Students Association

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

REBECCA GINSBURG

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PROFILE

Topic: Why Universities Should Be In Prisons

Co-Sponsors: Center for the Humanities, Assembly Series (James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

JOHN CHISHOLM, RONALD SIMPSON-BEY

John ChisholmMilwaukee County District Attorney PROFILE and JustLeadershipUSA PROFILE

Topic: Redefining Justice In America

Co-Sponsors: Brown School Center for Social Development, College of Arts and Sciences, Center for the Humanities, and the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Policy Institute, Assembly Series

(Smart Decarceration Initiative Inaugural Conference)

 

Ronald Simpson-Bey

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015

JENNIFER EBERHARDT

Stanford University Department of Psychology PROFILE

Topic: Visual Attention and Racial Bias in Policing and the Criminal Justice System

Co-Sponsors: Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Conference, Assembly Series

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015

MICHAEL RICH

Elon University School of Law PROFILE

Topic: The Use of Automated Technology in Crime Fighting and the Fourth Amendment

Co-Sponsors: School of Law Federalist Society, American Constitution Society

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

LISA FOSTER

Director, Access to Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice PROFILE

Topic: “Where Justice is Denied, Where Poverty is Enforced”: Our Courts Today and How to Change Them

Co-Sponsors: Public Service Advisory Board, American Constitution Society, OUTLaw

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

PAUL FARMER

Partners in Health PROFILE

Topic: In the Company of the Poor

Co-Sponsors: Student Union/GlobeMed, Assembly Series John & Flossie Ernest Fund, Department of Anthropology, Institute for Public Health, School of Medicine Biologic Therapeutic Center, School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series and Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

HON. PHYLLIS FRYE

Associate Municipal Judge, City of Houston PROFILE

Topic: The Changing Landscape of Transgender Law: Perspectives from a Transgender Trailblazer Judge

Co-Sponsors: OUTLaw, American Constitution Society

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016

JOEL SCHWARTZ

Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard University PROFILE

Topic: Air Pollution, Temperature, and Climate Change: Health Risks and Benefits

Co-Sponsors: Washington University Institute for Public Health, Office of Sustainability and School of Law Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic and Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Services

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016

KEVIN P. RAY

Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP PROFILE

Topic: What’s Fair: Street Art, Appropriation Art, and the Law

Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Intellectual Property Law Society, International Law Society, and Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

FRANK MUGISHA

Executive Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda PROFILE

Topic: Building Hope and Moving Forward in Uganda

Co-Sponsors: OUTLaw, Keynote Speaker, 11th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, and Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

HINA SHAMSI

Director, ACLU National Security Project PROFILE

Topic: See Something, Say Something: Post 9/11 National Security Profiling and Policies

Co-Sponsors: Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Middle Eastern Law Students Association, Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, and ACLU-Missouri

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016

LOUIS B. SUSMAN

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. 2009-2013 PROFILE

Topic: Fireside Chat

Co-Sponsors: Washington University School of Law Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, International Law Society, and Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016

ELIJAH ANDERSON

Yale University, Professor of Sociology, Washington University Distinguished Visiting Scholar PROFILE

Topic: The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Challenges for Civil Society.

Co-Sponsors: Department of Sociology; Brown School Center for Social Development; Weidenbaum Center on Economy, Government & Public Policy; School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series and Black Law Students Association; and the University Assembly Series. Support funding from the Office of the Provost: Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

JUANA RODRIQUEZ

University of California, Berkeley – Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Washington University Distinguished Visiting Scholar PROFILE

Topic: The Women of Casa Xochiquetzal: Corporeal Encounters, Queer Feelings

Co-Sponsors: Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Nooter Fund Endowed Lectured, Provost’s Office, Assembly Series, and School of Law SBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, OUTLaw, and Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series. Support funding from the Office of the Provost: Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016

REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS

Third-Year Law Student, Yale Law School PROFILE

Topic: Learning, Survival & Coming of Age in Prison

Co-Sponsors: Washington University Prison Education Project and School of Law Juvenile Law & Justice Clinic and Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

DEBORAH PROTHROW-STITH

Former HBW Professor of Public Health, Harvard University PROFILE

Topic: Panel Discussion: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Co-Sponsors: Washington University Institute for Public Health, Brown School, School of Medicine Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Psychology, and School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

DAVID STOESZ

Executive Director, Kean University MSW Program PROFILE

Topic: The Dynamic Welfare State

Co-Sponsors: Washington University Center for Social Development, Law & Social Work Society

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

HON. JOHN PAUL STEVENS

Former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court PROFILE

Topic: Some Thoughts About a Former Colleague

Co-Sponsors: School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series and Assembly Series
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