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Keynote Presentation: Lani Guinier

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Date: November 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is the first African-American woman to be appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law. The author of numerous articles on democratic theory, political representation, educational equity, and issues of race and gender, Guinier was first introduced to the public in 1993, when President Clinton nominated her to be the first black woman to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

She is the author of Lift Every Voice; The Tyranny of the Majority; Who’s Qualified? and The Miner’s Canary. She is also a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, a respected diversity speaker, and a leading advocate for political reform.