CSI Legal Studies Institute Fall 2021 Lecture Series

The CSI Legal Studies Institute presents the Fall 2021 Lecture: “Interest-Convergence: 1866, 1954, 2021: Black Rights, White Interests” with Mark A. Graber, University of Maryland Regents Professor, on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:30pm.

This CC CLUE event will be held virtually via Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that the Zoom meeting will open at 7:00pm, but the event will start at 7:30.

Mark A. Graber is the University of Maryland Regents Professor (Political Science and Law). He holds a JD from the Columbia University School of Law, an MA in Philosophy from Yale University, and a PhD in Political Science, also from Yale University. He is the author of A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2013), Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Rethinking Abortion (Princeton University Press, 1996), and Transforming Free Speech (University of California Press, 1991). He has authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is also the co-editor, with Howard Gillman and Keith Whittington, of American Constitutionalism, a widely used casebook in constitutional law. Professor Graber’s lecture will discuss the meaning and significance of the idea of “interest-convergence,” the notion that black rights and interests in U.S. politics advance only when it is the self-interests of whites as well.

By Michael Paris