BU Law to host noted speakers this fall
BU Law will host a number of timely conferences and panels featuring distinguished speakers this fall, covering such topics as marriage equality, the "Death with Dignity" ballot initiative, and the so-called "end of men." See all upcoming events.
Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13
Prominent journalist Hanna Rosin will deliver the keynote address, in which she will discuss her recent proposition that women have made such remarkable progress in all domains—and men have suffered such declines and reversals—that women are effectively surpassing men and becoming the dominant sex. Six panels will respond and consider implications for law and policy.
For a preview of the discussion, check out NPR's On Point broadcast "Women Rising," featuring Rosin and panel member and author Stephanie Coontz.
Monday, October 15
Senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School and editor-in-chief, emerita, New England Journal of Medicine Marcia Angell will discuss the initiative petition on the November 2012 ballot (question two), which would legalize physician-prescribed end-of-life drugs for terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less.
Dr. Angell recently joined WBUR's "Mass. Voters to Weigh In On 'Death with Dignity' Act" broadcast to weigh in on the issue.
Thursday, November 15
The Annual Distinguished Lecture will be given by William N. Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. He is a preeminent scholar in statutory interpretation and co-author of several books in that field, including the co-authored Dynamic Statutory Interpretation. He has also written field-establishing scholarship articulating a legal and political framework for proper state treatment of sexual and gender minorities.
All—including faculty, students and the general public—are welcome to attend these events. Please contact BU Law Events & PR Manager Elizabeth Aggott with questions and to register.