The 2015 Henry Cohen Lecture Series, Public Policy in Action, is devoted to advancing social equity in America. The series examines how public policy serves as a vehicle to advance economic and social inclusion in the context of evolving demographic, economic, and political shifts in America. This series serves as a catalyst for the continuing dialog on the state of social justice in America.
Hosted by Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, Center for New York City Affairs, and Tishman Environment and Design Center), the Henry Cohen Lecture Series on Public Policy in Action continues with: john powell, Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California at Berkeley, and Noliwe Rooks, Director of Graduate Studies in Africana Studies, Cornell University.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Urban Policy, The New School
John A. Powell
Professor and Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University and Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, John Powell is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and issues relating to race, ethnicity, poverty, and the law. He was previously national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, founder and director of the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota, and a co-founder of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council.
He formerly taught at law schools including Harvard and Columbia University. Professor Powell serves on the board of several national organizations. He holds a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley, and a B.A. from Stanford University.
Director of Graduate Studies in Africana Studies, Cornell University