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Northeastern School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Upcoming Events

February 2018

Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Access to Justice & the Rule of Law

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –Judge Levin Campbell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st…

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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Voting Rights and the Rule of Law

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –Larry Schwartztol, Counsel, United to Protect Democracy –Michael Morley, Assistant…

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March 2018

Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Free Speech/Academic Freedom and the Rule of Law

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU Massachusetts The Spring 2018 Myra…

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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: What is Truth?/Role of the Media and Facts and the Rule of Law

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –David Shribman, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist; Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post…

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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Market-based & technological threats to the rule of law

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –Andrew Perlman, Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk University –Andrea…

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April 2018

Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Black Lives Matter: Race-Based Policing as a Threat to the Rule of Law

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –Chiraag Bains, former Federal Prosecutor and Senior Official, Justice Department’s…

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Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Rule of Law: How to Keep It

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the Spring 2018 Open Classroom, we will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad). Speakers: –Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law…

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