Other BC & Boston-Area Events

A Conversation about Immigrants and Refugees in Massachusetts and the Popular Movement in Honduras

Friday, Sept. 20

The First Parish (UU) in Brookline Immigration Justice Committee cordially invites you and others from the Center for Human Rights and International Justice to a conversation with Honduran human rights advocate Padre Ismael “Melo” MorenoPatricia Montes from Centro Presente and Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal from Lawyers for Civil Rights this Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 PM at the church, 382 Walnut Street in Brookline.

More info, contact James Shillaber at jshil@outlook.com.

Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. His numerous awards and honors include the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Prize and the National Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union. He is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014 and has been awarded several honors including the Carnegie Medal by the American Library Association for the best nonfiction book of 2014 and a 2015 NAACP Image Award. Mr. Stevenson is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics and Boston College PULSE: Celebrating 50 Years of Service.

Additional resources for teachers and students here.

Please use the Commonwealth Avenue Garage for parking.

October 09
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Conte Forum, Gate C

The Local Antitrust Moment: How State and Local Governments Can Lead the Charge on Renewing Democracy by Breaking Up Corporate Monopolies

Zephyr Teachout, Law Professor (Fordham), author, and a former candidate for New York Attorney General and Governor.

MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 12:00-1:00 PM STUART 315

Lunch provided | RSVP:  rappaport@bc.edu

Hoster by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at BC Law School.

From Gilding the Ghetto to Gentrification: African Americans and the Dispersal of the Ghetto.

Lance Freeman, Professor in the Urban Planning Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. 


Lunch provided | RSVP:  rappaport@bc.edu

Hoster by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at BC Law School.

Carl Hart: Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective

Carl L. Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He has published dozens of scientific articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior(with Charles Ksir). His book High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Societywas the 2014 winner of the PEN/E. O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Fast Company magazine named Hart one of their Most Creative People of 2014. 

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series. 

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November 14
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Gasson Hall, Room 100

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

Kwame Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. His most recent publication, The Lies That Bind, is based on his 2016 BBC Reith Lectures on "Mistaken Identities." He is working on a book tentatively entitled On the Very Idea of Religion for Yale University Press, which is based on his 2016 Terry lectures at Yale. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard, and lectured at a number of universities in the United States, France, Germany, Ghana, and South Africa. He is currently a Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, and teaches both in New York and Abu Dhabi. 

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, the Global Citizenships Project, and the International Studies Program. 

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***Please note the date for this event has changed since first advertised. We apologize for any inconvenience.***
December 05
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
McGuinn Hall, Room 121