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12:00 pm

COVID-19 and the Stakes for Democracy in South America

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online CA + Google Map

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health crisis, or even an economic crisis, but also a critical inflection point for democracy and the rule of law. The pandemic has presented a test for the legitimacy of democratic governance, and perhaps nowhere are the stakes higher than in Latin America, which as of August 5, […]

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Webinar: The Psychology of Financial Decision-Making

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Everyone approaches money matters differently. Knowing not only how you handle your finances, but why, can hold the key to achieving your financial goals. This workshop focuses on identifying your individual strengths and weaknesses, and will prepare you to balance emotion and logic when making personal finance decisions. To participate in a webinar login to […]

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Pompeo’s “Commission on Unalienable Rights”: Shrinking U.S. Human Rights Policy

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

This summer, the highly controversial State Department “Commission on Unalienable Rights,” chaired by HLS Professor Mary Ann Glendon, published its formal report. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had created this advisory commission in 2019 to revise the basis of U.S. human rights policy. The Trump administration plans to promote the report, which argues for a […]

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Optimal Sludge? The Price of Program Integrity; Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for Professor Cass R. Sunstein's talk, Optimal Sludge? The Price of Program Integrity (abstract below). Abstract: Public officials often impose eligibility requirements that have two effects: (1) they screen out ineligible people and (2) they screen out eligible people. Consisting of paperwork of administrative burdens, such requirements are sometimes characterized as “sludge,” […]

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Professor Klarman’s Constitution Day Talk with ACS

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The U.S. Constitution has become integral to America’s identity. It’s treated with an almost sacred reverence, its makers glorified. But the Framers—George Washington and James Madison among them—were not faultless beings, and despite good intentions, were inevitably influenced by their own interests, biases, and moral blind spots. Under such influences, they wrote a constitution that […]

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5:00 pm

It’s a Crime: Using Technical Violations to Re-Incarcerate

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom

Tens of thousands of people are sent back to prison each year not because they have committed new crimes, but because they have committed “technical violations” while on parole. How is this adding to mass incarceration and what does this mean during a pandemic? Join our speakers with lived experience, advocacy know-how, and legal expertise […]

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6:00 pm

OPIA’s Public Service Leaders Kick-Off Event

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom

Join OPIA to learn about the Public Service Leaders Program (PSL)! The PSL program is designed to build supportive relationships and leadership skills among Harvard Law School’s public interest community. Its offers 1L participants the opportunity to connect with other public interest- oriented students, participate in unique leadership development programming, and receive mentorship from like-minded […]

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7:30 pm

Student Activities Fair

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Looking to get involved at HLS? Come to the Student Activities Fair and meet current students involved in organizations, journals, student practice organizations, and research centers/programs. The fair will feature over 100 organizations at HLS.

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