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This edition: Ackerman Lecture: "Defending Democracy and the Right to Vote"



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Episode Details

Original tape date: November 5, 2018.

First aired: November 20, 2018.

The 2018 Ackerman Lecture features Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, a nationally known legal expert on voting rights, reversing voter suppression and preventing voter ID disparities. Ms. Nelson was formerly the Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Associate Dean of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at St. John's University School of Law where she also served as a professor. Ms. Nelson will enlighten the audience on the local and national steps LDF is taking to protect and defend voting rights.​

Guest List

Marianne Engelman Lado Visiting Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Janai Nelson Associate Director-Council, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

Robert Smith Chair, Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series; Professor, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College/CUNY