Fall 2020 Events

Upcoming Events

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping our campus community safe, all Clough events will be virtual. Registration will be required.


 

"We The People" in Putting America First

RACE, RELIGION, AND THE MEASURE OF AMERICAN PROGRESS

Thursday October 29, 2020 | 6:00PM | Webinar

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent before the day of the event

Join the Clough Center for a virtual lecture and Q&A Session with Dr. Nichole Renée Phillips.

In a now classic and eponymous essay, W.E.B. Du Bois offers his interpretation of the meaning of progress. Yet, what he identifies as (American) progress is marked by paradox and irony. “We the People” is an enduring symbol for U.S. nationality and peoplehood. This lecture explores this constitutional and civic concept as metaphorical for American national identity and exceptionalism. It also questions it as a steadfast ideal for American progress especially from Du Boisian and contemporary black and white racialized perspectives on nationhood while considering its strength for redeeming a racially polarized America.

Free and open to the public.

Who's the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law

A Panel Discussion with Linda McClain

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 6:00PM | Webinar

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent before the day of the event

Linda McClain
Robert Kent Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law

Other Panelists Include:
Katharine Young (BC Law)
Kim Rubenstein (University of Canberra)
Daniel Kanstroom (moderator) (BC Law)

Free and open to the public.


 

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, & Insisted on Equality for All

A Conversation with Professor Martha Jones

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Webinar

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent before the day of the event

Please join Professor Mary Bilder and Professor Dan Farbman as they welcome Martha S. Jones, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University.

Professor Jones is the author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (2020) and Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (2018), winner of the Organization of American Historians Liberty Legacy Award for the best book in civil rights history, the American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book in American legal history, and the American Society for Legal History John Phillip Reid book award for the best book in Anglo-American legal history.

Free and open to the public.


 

The Case for Masks

Presentation by Dean Hashimoto, MD, JD
Associate Professor, Boston College Law School
Chief Medical Officer, Workplace Health and Wellness, Mass General Brigham

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 2:00PM-3:00PM | Webinar

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent before the day of the event

Free and open to the public.


 

Democracy Reform: What is it? Why do we need it?

Good Governance Project, Inaugural Kick-off Panel

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Webinar

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent before the day of the event

Moderator: Vincent Rougeau, Dean of BC Law

With Panelists:

State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Senate chair of
Judiciary Committee & Vice-chair of Election Laws Committee

Zach Wamp, Former member of U.S. Congress from Tennessee. Advisor to Issue One, and Co-Chair of the ReFormers Caucus

Jeff Clements, President of American Promise,
Former MA Asst. AG & partner at a major Boston firm

Sara Eskrich, Executive Director of Democracy Found Former Madison, WI city councilor

Free and open to the public.


 

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Constitution Day Conversation

Friday September 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM | Webinar

Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent before the day of the event

Please join Professor Mary Bilder as she welcomes Professor and Dean Julie Suk and Professor Katharine Young to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment. Professor Suk is author of the just published, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment. Professor Young is the editor of the Public Law of Gender (Cambridge University Press, 2016) (with Kim Rubenstein).

Julie Chi-hye Suk is Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies and Dean for Master’s Programs at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is also a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Katharine Young is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. She is the editor of The Future of Economic and Social Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and the author of Constituting Economic and Social Rights (Oxford, 2012).

Mary Bilder is Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School and the author of the forthcoming, The Lady and George Washington: Female Genius in the Age of the Constitution.

Free and open to the public.