I am very sorry that I am missing this:
But I am very glad I am attending this:
Jack Greenberg: "Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act": Pierson Auditorium, UMKC
Moar on Easterly:
Join us in discussion of William Easterly’s new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, and to consider a new approach to fighting global poverty focused on freedom and individual rights. Ted Miguel will join Easterly in conversation on the book and its context.
Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with “benevolent autocrats,” leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor.
Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be provided.
Date and Time: Apr 11, 2014 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Location: Blum Center, Room B100
William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University, Co-Director of the NYU Development Research Institute
Ted Miguel, Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
Co-Sponsors: Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Effective Global Action
Moar on Greenberg and company:
Brown v. Board Participants to Speak at UMKC Symposium: "An unprecedented joint symposium sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law...
...and Michigan State University will bring together scholars and actual participants in the landmark school desegregation cases in American history. “Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act: A Living History of the Fight for Educational Equality” is scheduled for April 10-11 and will be conducted simultaneously on both campuses.... In addition to Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that ended legal school segregation in the U.S., other cases to be featured during the symposium include:
- Mendez v. Westminster (1946), a Ninth Circuit decision that desegregated California schools for Latinos
- Milliken v. Bradley (1974), a case that sharply limited use of multi-district approaches to desegregate schools
- Missouri v. Jenkins (1995), the case that released the state of Missouri from responsibility to fund the Kansas City, Mo., school desegregation effort
- Parents Involved v. Seattle (2007), the most recent Supreme Court case to address race-based decision-making as a means to protect against resegregation
Among the participants who will be on the UMKC campus are Jack Greenberg, the Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Professor of Law at Columbia University, who was part of the NAACP legal team in Brown; and Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of plaintiff Oliver Brown.... The symposium is timed to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Right Act of 1964.... Additional symposium participants speaking at UMKC include: Frederick Aguirre, historian and judge... his father forced the schools in Placentia, California, to obey Mendez and integrate Latinos in 1949. Gonzalo Mendez, litigant in Mendez. Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr., Historian and son of attorney Charles Hamilton Houston, the architect of the NAACP’s Brown strategy. Howard Glickstein, Dean Emeritus of Touro College of Law, a key drafter of the Civil Rights Act. Judge Nathaniel Jones, Retired Sixth Circuit judge and general counsel for the NAACP during Milliken. Dan Ritter, counsel in Parents Involved...