In a recent conversation at HLS with Dean Martha Minow, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and U.N. special envoy on El Niño and climate change, told the story of how she came to be an “Angry Granny” on the topic of climate change, starting with her discussions with people in the most deeply affected communities.
In October, Kristin Fleschner ’14 returned to the Harvard Law campus to share with current students her work in disability rights and her experiences as a blind lawyer. Her talk was followed by a showing of “Blind Ambition,” a documentary that she produced as a 2L with the support of the Dean of Students Office.
Constitutional Law expert Sanford Levinson focused on the political implications of the Electoral College at HLS on Oct. 21. He emphasized that the U.S. Electoral College system is unique among the election processes of major countries, which tend towards popular vote models, and he connected it to what he terms “the Constitution of settlement.”
During Harvard Law School’s Fall Reunion weekend, David R. Gergen ’67, professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and senior political analyst for CNN, delivered a keynote address on the 2016 presidential election, sharing his thoughts about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the state of the presidential election.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, Harvard Law School Professor Alex Whiting moderated a conversation between Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, permanent representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and Harold Hongju Koh ’80, who served as legal adviser of the U.S. Department of State.
As part of Boston’s HUBweek, HLS Clinical Professor Susan Crawford addressed a gathering of more than 100 people and made the case for her new Responsive Communities Initiative, a three-pronged program aimed at addressing issues of social justice, civil liberties, and economic development involving high-speed Internet access and government use of data.
Robert L. Wilkins ’89, a U.S. circuit court judge, discussed his recent book, “Long Road to Hard Truth,” which focused on his efforts to build the National Museum of African American History & Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. He discussed his book during a talk at Harvard Law School on Sept. 19.