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Leading the conversation

2017-18 Center for Respectful Discourse Series

Loyola University Chicago School of Law has emerged as a center of discourse where the nation’s thought leaders gather to engage in respectful dialogue about new and pressing issues related to law and justice.  In the past year alone, prominent jurists—including U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito—lawyers, policy-makers, prestigious scholars, and best-selling authors have come to Loyola to share their knowledge and insights.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs listed below will be held in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago.

Friday, August 25
5:00 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago Joseph J. Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus
Wil Haygood, author of Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America 

Thursday, September 14
12:00 p.m.
Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus 

Tuesday, September 26
12:00 p.m.
Andrea Petersen, author of On Edge: A Journal Through Anxiety 

Thursday, September 28
5:30 p.m.
Room 1403
Former Governor Pat Quinn – “Conflict Resolution in Politics”

Tuesday, October 10
12:00 p.m.
Camara Jones MD, MPH, PhD speaking on The Social Determinants of Health Care Inequities

Wednesday, October 11
12:00 p.m.
Randall Kiser, author of Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer 

Thursday, November 9
12:00 p.m.
Katherine Kaufka Walts, Hon. Virginia M. Kendall, and Elizabeth Fisher of Selah Freedom
Panel discussion – “Human Trafficking” 

Monday, November 13
12:00 p.m.
Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of Real American: A Memoir 

Wednesday, March 21
12:00 p.m.
Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America