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September 2018

Book Talk: “Big Data, Health law, and Bioethics”

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

“When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health – from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records – can we really differentiate between big data and health big data? Will health big data be used for good, such as to improve drug safety, or ill, as in insurance discrimination? Will it disrupt health care (and the health care system) as we know it?…

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Dispatches from the Front Lines of Community Justice: Two Mayors Speak

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Two recently elected African American mayors, Karen Weaver of Flint, Michigan, and Toni Harp, of New Haven, Connecticut, will discuss the challenges of leading their cities toward progressive change.

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Book Talk: “Governance Feminism: An Introduction”

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

“Feminists walk the halls of power. Governance Feminism: An Introduction shows how some feminists and feminist ideas—but by no means all—have entered into state and state-like power in recent years. Being a feminist can qualify you for a job in the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the local prosecutor’s office, or the child welfare bureaucracy. Feminists have built institutions and participate in governance.

The authors argue that governance feminism is institutionally diverse and globally distributed. It…

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Catharine MacKinnon Book Talk: “Butterfly Politics”

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

“The minuscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Under the right conditions, small simple actions can produce large complex effects. In this timely and provocative book, Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.

Butterfly Politics brings this incisive understanding of social causality to a wide-ranging exploration of gender relations. The…

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October 2018

Book Talk: “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories About Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made”

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have it easy—all they have to do is to present the evidence and make arguments. It’s the judges who have the heavy lift: they are the ones who have to make the ultimate decisions, many of which have profound consequences on the lives of the people standing in front of them.

In Tough Cases, judges from different kinds of courts in different parts of the country write about the cases that proved most difficult for them…

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