Sorensen Center's "Critical Voices: From Local to Global" A Conversation with Michael Waldman on Voting Rights
Sorensen Center's "Critical Voices: From Local to Global"
A Conversation with Michael Waldman On Voting Rights
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 5:00 PM Program & Reception
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5 pm, the Sorensen Center will feature Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The conversation about voting rights will focus on challenges and opportunities in courts and legislatures around the country, including the New York legislature’s sweeping overhaul of voting laws. CUNY Law Professor Frank Deale will preside.
The Brennan Center, which Waldman has led since 2005, is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. Waldman is a constitutional lawyer and writer, as well as an expert on the presidency and American democracy. He served as the Director of Speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995-1999 and Special Assistant to the President for Policy Coordination from 1993-1995. Waldman’s most recent book The Fight to Vote is a history of the struggle to win voting rights for all citizens.
The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, named after Ted Sorensen, trains social justice lawyers to work from the local to global levels, protecting rights of those affected by instability, conflict, and repression. It is the first named Center at CUNY School of Law.
February 13, 2019
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, Queens
Free, RSVP required