Randall Kennedy's lectures will posit the ends and means suitable currently for advancing the cause of racial justice in America. Lecture one will focus on aims: what should racial "justice" mean today? Lecture two will focus on strategy: what are optimal ways of proceeding in a polarized polity in which racial prejudices and resentments constitute significant impediments to needed reforms.
About the speaker
Randall L. Kennedy, is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. He attended Princeton University, '77, and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright and for Justice Thurgood Marshall. A member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court, he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is "Say it Loud! On Race, Law, Culture and History."
Elizabeth Anderson, Max Shaye Professor of Public Philosophy, John Dewey Distinguished University Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Philosophy, University of Michigan
Elizabeth Hinton, Professor of History, African American Studies & Law, Yale University
Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University