Conversations

Conversation: "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court"

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Long before Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981, other accomplished women were shortlisted for nomination. Join the authors of the recently published “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court,” which tells the overlooked stories of nine extraordinary women who appeared on presidential lists dating back to the 1930s.

Speakers:
Renee Knake Jefferson, Law Professor and Author
Hannah Brenner Johnson, Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Law, California Western School of Law 

Conversation: Fairness, Equity and Justice in the Workplace

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Following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that Title VII prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ employees in the workplace, former Commissioner of the EEOC, Chai Feldblum will discuss a range of equity, fairness, and justice issues within the workplace and how to create respectful, diverse, and inclusive environments.

Moderator:
Patricia Lee Refo, President-Elect, American Bar Association 

Speaker:
Chai Feldblum, Director of Workplace Culture Consulting at Morgan Lewis 


Conversation: Online Courts and the Future of Justice

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Richard Susskind is the world's most cited authority on the future of legal services. The author of books such as “The Future of Law,” “The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services,” and the recent “Online Courts and the Future of Justice” will discuss how technology will transform litigation and provide solutions to the global access to justice problem.

Moderator:
Judy Perry Martinez, President, American Bar Association

Speaker:
Richard Susskind, Author, Speaker, and Independent Adviser to International Professional Firms and National Governments

Conversation: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

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Kit DesLauriers, National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2015 and environmental advocate, will look at the many facets of climate change and the intersection of environmental justice, as well as the legal and moral implications that accompany these issues.

Moderator:
Karen Mignone, Director of Sustainability, Qualus, Arrowsic, ME

Speaker: 
Kit DesLauriers, American Ski-Mountaineer and Environmental Advocate 

Conversation: “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” 25 years after The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 

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The 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing marked a significant turning point for the global agenda for gender equality. Panelists will discuss the extent to which the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, adopted unanimously by 189 countries and declaring that “women’s rights are human rights,” has lived up to its agenda for women’s empowerment around the world.

Moderator:
Hon. Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 

Speaker:
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s Issues

Conversation: Justice in Space

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“The final frontier” is ripe for legal frameworks that promote peaceful, sustainable exploration and commercial activities beyond Earth. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Acting Associate Administrator Mike Gold will discuss the role of law in the agency’s activities and report on initiatives such as the Artemis program, which will land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024.

Speakers:
Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
Mike Gold, Acting Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Conversation: Justice and Human Rights

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Former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, has been referred to as being “one of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” This conversation will explore global issues of justice and human rights and whether these challenges have and should compel the international community to assess and resolve conflicts.

Moderator:
Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Speaker:
Samantha Power, Former Ambassador to the UN