CUNY School of Law Presents Special Panel on Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization Long Island City, NY, April 8, 2014 – The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law will present “Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization” featuring Brown University Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

The program marks the inauguration of the school’s Abraham & Rachel Slatkin-Belsky Distinguished Lecture Series. It will begin at 6 p.m. in the Dave Fields Auditorium, CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Long Island City.

This evening will explore the legal and social aspects of affirmative action, how it has evolved over time, and how best to conceptualize the work of equality in the future. Following a presentation by Dr. Hu-Dehart, Michelle Anderson, Dean and Professor at CUNY School of Law, will moderate a conversation including Dr. Hu-Dehart, Victor Goode, Professor at CUNY School of Law, and Jennifer Rubain, University Dean for Recruitment and Diversity at CUNY.

Evelyn Hu-DeHart is Professor of History, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She joined Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America. She previously taught at CUNY, New York University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Arizona, and the University of Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Notre Dame.

Details and Registration for this free program


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Founded in 1983, CUNY School of Law is the premier public interest law school in the country. The school trains lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in their communities. A greater percentage of graduates from CUNY Law choose careers in public interest and public service than any other law school in the nation. National Jurist ranks CUNY Law #1 in the nation in placing graduates in public interest law jobs in the U.S. and second in the nation for diversity. U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY Law fourth in the nation for “Best Clinical Programs,” and in the top 10 for diversity.