Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Conference on Presidential Leadership and Civil Rights

As part of its Founders' Day Celebration, the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., announces the conference The Role of Presidential Leadership in Advancing Civil Rights. According to the announcement,
This program . . . will bring together leading historians, political scientists, and law professors for an interdisciplinary conversation about the role of presidents in advancing the civil rights agenda during the 20th century. Presenters will include award‐winning scholars who have written books on presidents from Roosevelt to Bush II.

The conference's organizers and moderators are Lynda Dodd and Robert L. Tsai. Speakers include:

Michael J. Gerhardt, University of North Carolina
Gregg Ivers, American University
Joseph Lowndes, University of Oregon
Kevin J. McMahon, Trinity College
Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University
Jeffrey Tulis, University of Texas
Keith E. Whittington, Princeton University

There is no charge for registration, but registration is required and can be completed here.