Jamal Greene speaks as part of the Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series

Jamal Greene will present on behalf of the Pitt Family Foundation's speaker series for 2021-22. Register here for access to Zoom Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?llr=y6oeipdab&oei... About Jamal Greene Jamal Greene is a constitutional law expert whose scholarship focuses on the structure of legal and constitutional argument. He teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, the law of the political process, First Amendment, and federal courts. Greene is the author of the book, How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights is Tearing America Apart (HMH, March 2021). He is also the author of numerous law review articles and has written in-depth about the Supreme Court, constitutional rights adjudication, and the constitutional theory of originalism, including "Rights as Trumps?" (Harvard Law Review foreword for the 2017-2018 Supreme Court term), "Rule Originalism" (Columbia Law Review, 2016), and "The Anticanon" (Harvard Law Review, 2011), an examination of Supreme Court cases now considered examples of weak constitutional analysis, such as Dred Scott v. Sandford and Plessy v. Ferguson. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Greene served as senior visiting scholar at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, where he commissioned and oversaw new scholarly research relating to free speech and new communications platforms. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and has served as Columbia Law's Vice Dean for Intellectual Life. He currently serves as co-chair of the Oversight Board, an independent body set up to review content moderation decisions on Facebook and Instagram. Greene is a sought-after media commentator on the Supreme Court and on constitutional law. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, New York Daily News, and The Los Angeles Times. About the Participatory Democracy Initiative The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series is a part of the Participatory Democracy Initiative at the University of Arizona. The Participatory Democracy Initiative is an interdisciplinary and community-engaged program of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, the School of Government & Public Policy, and the School of Journalism. The series seeks to enhance the understanding of democracy and civic participation of everyday citizens about the challenges and complexities of our current political landscape.


October 28, 2021 5:30pm to 6:45pm


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