Jason de Leon

Jason De Leon

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Current Global Issues, Fall 2019, National Issues

The 2019 Holocaust Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Jason De León, professor of anthropology at UCLA, entitled ‘Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life andDeath along the U.S.-Mexico Border.’

Eddie Glaude

Eddie Glaude

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, National Issues, Social Justice

Eddie Glaude, theJames S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and frequent MSNBC contributor, offered reflections on difficult truths about race and the moral crisis at the heart of American democracy. Professor Glaude’s presentation drew from his research for his book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons […]

Dan Tokaji

Dan Tokaji

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, National Issues

Dan Tokaji on ‘New Developments in Election Law: Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression, Money and the Uncertain Future of Democracy’

Constitution Day

Lee Epstein, Adam Liptak and Greg Magarian

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Fall 2019, National Issues

‘Constitution Day: 2018-19 Supreme Court Review’ featured Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished Professor; Adam Liptak, a journalist at The New York Times; and Greg Magarian, the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law.

Kim Gardner

By yimkristine on February 8, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

Gardner was elected St. Louis Circuit Attorney in 2017, after serving as a Missouri House Representative from the 77th District. She received national attention last year for her role in pursuing the investigation into alleged unlawful activities by Missouri governor Eric Greitens, leading to his resignation. As circuit attorney, Gardner, an African American, is one […]

Wesley Bell

Ferguson Councilman Wesley Bell’s recent upset of Robert McCulloch’s 28-year-run as St. Louis County Prosecutor was a stunning victory for the underdog running on a platform to reform its criminal justice system. This January, Bell became the first African American prosecutor in St. Louis County history. The son of a police officer, Bell’s resume includes […]

Jean Peters Baker

By yimkristine on February 8, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

Throughout her long tenure in the Jackson County prosecutor’s office, Baker has served in nearly every unit. In 2012 she was elected as its leader. Baker is known as a fearless and compassionate advocate for the victims of crime, especially the young and most vulnerable, and for partnering with police and community leaders to confront […]