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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South map
This moderated conversation will explore the case Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., v. Harvard College, which raises a challenge to Harvard College's admissions practices. The case, brought by a group that has accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, has reignited the ongoing debate about the role of race, the value of diversity, and the use of affirmative action in higher education. Nationally acclaimed experts working at the intersection of diversity, race, and education will discuss a number of topics, including: the legal arguments used to bolster the use of affirmative action in college admissions; the role of affirmative action in ensuring diversity and redressing racism in higher education; and the potential impact of legal challenges like the one brought by Students for Fair Admissions on the future of diversity in education.
Anurima Bhargava, Founder and President of Anthem of Us
Julie J. Park, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park
Jin Hee Lee, Senior Deputy Director of Litigation of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Moderated by Deborah Archer, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law
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