President's Forum: An Evening with Linda Greenhouse
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New School President Bob Kerrey engages in a one-on-one discussion with Linda Greenhouse, former New York Times U.S. Supreme Court reporter and now Yale Law School's Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law.
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Greenhouse covered the Supreme Court for the New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and now writes a biweekly column on law for that paper. During her career at the Times, she received the Pulitzer Prize (1998), the American Political Science Association's Carey McWilliams Award for "a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics" (2002), and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (2004).
She is the author of two books: Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling (Kaplan Publishing, 2010), coauthored with Yale Law School professor Reva Siegel; and Becoming Justice Blackmun, a biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun (Henry Holt & Co., 2005).
Greenhouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and one of two nonlawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal in 2002. She is also a member of the Council of the American Philosophical Society, which in 2005 awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize for writing in the humanities and jurisprudence. In 2009, she was elected to the Harvard University Board of Overseers. For two academic years (2004 and 2005), Greenhouse was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, lecturing and teaching at colleges and universities around the country, and she is currently a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Senate. She also lectures frequently to law school and judicial audiences and has been awarded nine honorary degrees.
A graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard) and member of Phi Beta Kappa, Greenhouse earned a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School (1978), which she attended on a Ford Foundation Fellowship.
Linda Greenhouse is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who covered the United States Supreme Court for nearly three decades for the The New York Times.
She will join Yale Law School in January 2009 as the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow.
January 1, 2011, Bob Kerrey completed his tenure as seventh President of The New School, a university founded on strong democratic ideals and daring educational practices, an environment that was well suited for his leadership. He also served as New School's President Emeritus from January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2013.
Prior to coming to The New School Bob Kerrey represented Nebraska in the United States Senate. For two terms, Senator Kerrey emphasized the direct connection between citizens and their laws, and made a concerted effort to allow Nebraskans to participate in writing laws that defined the quality and inclusiveness of their health care system, their schools and the safety of their communities. He served on the Senate's Agriculture and Forestry Committee, Senate's Appropriations Committee, Senate's Finance Committee, and last but not least on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he worked to restructure our intelligence agencies to improve their capacity to meet the threats faced by our country. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate Bob Kerrey served a single term as Nebraska's Governor. He established a reputation as a fiscal conservative who regularly crossed political party lines for the good of Nebraska and the Country.
Bob Kerrey served three years in the United States Navy. While in Vietnam, he was wounded, permanently disabled from the injury, and from this injury received a great gift: Sympathy for those who are suffering and an appreciation for the capacity of government to save your life. Before his time in the Navy Bob Kerrey attended the University of Nebraska graduating in January 1966 with a BS degree in pharmacy. He was born in Lincoln and attended public schools there. In 2002 he published a memoir "When I Was A Young Man."
Bob Kerrey is married to Sarah Paley and lives in New York. The couple has a 12-year-old son, Henry, and Mr. Kerrey has two children from his previous marriage, Ben and Lindsey Kerrey, and four grandchildren.