Herb Ruffin, African American Studies Department Chair and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the WURD-FM (Philadelphia) story about the “100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.” Ruffin, who is an expert on Black settlements in…
SU College of Law Faculty Colloquium Series continues Feb. 16
SU College of Law Faculty Colloquium Series continues Feb. 16February 11, 2009Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
Deborah Hellman, professor of law at the University of Maryland Law School, will speak as part of the Syracuse University College of Law Faculty Colloquium Series on Monday, Feb. 16, at 11:45 a.m. in the Heritage Alumni Lounge in E.I. White Hall.
A well known scholar in bioethics, Hellman will speak on her book “When Is Discrimination Wrong?” (Harvard University Press, 2008), which develops a much-needed general theory of discrimination. She demonstrates that many familiar ideas about when discrimination is wrong-when it is motivated by prejudice, grounded in stereotypes, or simply departs from merit-based decision making-inadequately explain our widely shared intuitions.
The College of Law’s Faculty Colloquium Series features prominent legal scholars at the forefront of their academic fields. Colloquium speakers reflect the College of Law’s dedication to furthering innovative research and fostering communication, both within the legal academy and across disciplines.
The next colloquium speakers include SU University Professor David Driesen, who will present “Toward a Duty-Based Theory of Executive Power” on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Chris Guthrie from Vanderbilt Law School on Tuesday, April 28.