William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University Firing Line Debate: “The DOJ’s Yale Investigation and the Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Ed”

Event time: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 4:30pm
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Event description: 

The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University presents a Firing Line Debate:  “The DOJ’s Yale Investigation and the Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Ed.” 

Register here for this Zoom Session:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5dRwLvMVTgWxFOCOS0DKMQ

Participants include Heather Mac Donald and Kevin Carey.  Moderator will be Lisa Blatt.

Heather Mac Donald  is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Mac Donald’s newest book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture (2018), argues that toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture.

Kevin Carey  is the vice president for education policy and knowledge management at New America and directs the Education Policy program. He writes regularly for The Upshot at The New York Times and has written feature articles for Wired, The New Republic, Pacific Standard, Washington Monthly, and other publications. He is a contributing writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education and edits the annual Washington Monthly college guide. His book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, was published by Riverhead in 2015.

Lisa Blatt  serves as Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Lisa has argued 40 cases before the United States Supreme Court, prevailing in 37. The National Law Journal has called her a “visionary” and one of “the 100 most influential lawyers in America.”

We hope you can join us.

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Open to: 
General Public