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Crossroads: The Changing Face of Democracy

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April 4, 2009 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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*Registration begins at 11:30 in front of the law school.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND INTERNATIONAL PERCEPTIONS OF AMERICA
The conference kicks off with an exploration of how Barack Obama’s election and presidency has changed worldwide perspectives of the U.S., and what the impact of his election has been on the wider diaspora.

  • Moderator: Norm Spaulding, Stanford Law School (SLS ’97)
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, Obama Delegate and Stanford University Administrator
  • Eric Casher, Howrey LLP
  • Deborah Holmes, Global Fund for Women

12:00 - 1:30pm
Law Lounge
Lunch Served

THE FUTURE OF MINORITY CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Has the upswell of civic engagement from the past election changed minority politics and minority interest in public service? How can we be leaders within our communities to maintain and promote a high level of engagement?

  • Eugene Clark-Herrera, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Mural Music & Arts Project (SLS ‘01)
  • Shani Moore Weatherby, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Special Deputy City Prosecutor for the city of Hermosa Beach, CA (SLS ’07)
  • Steve Ngo, San Francisco Community College Board Trustee
  • Michelle Wilde Anderson, UC Berkeley School of Law at Boalt Hall

1:40 – 3:10 pm
Room 280A

DISAPPEARANCE OF DISCRIMINATION/POST-RACIAL AMERICA: REALITY OR IMPOSSIBILITY?
With a specific focus on the impact of race and gender on the 2008 presidential election, and the vote on Proposition 8 in California, this panel will discuss the existence of discrimination or prejudice on the basis of race, gender, religion, and sexuality in the political process.

  • Moderator: Miguel Mendez, Stanford Law School
  • Rachel Moran, UC Berkeley School of Law at Boalt Hall
  • Jody Armour, University of Southern California Law School
  • Matt Foreman, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Room 280A

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Guy Uriel-Charles

Founding Director of the Center for Race and Politics at Duke Law School
Introduction by Richard Banks, Stanford Law School

5:00 – 6:00pm
Law Lounge
Dinner Served