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Veteran litigator Charles K. Grant will deliver the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture in Flynn Auditorium Jan. 19

January 18, 2023—Grant's lecture, "The Arc of the Moral Universe and Beyond," will start at 12:30 p.m. He is a shareholder at Baker Donelson in Nashville who has tried nore than 50 jury trials and represented clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings across a dozen states. He was co-producer of "Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law: The Nashville Sit-ins and Lessons in Courage" and co-author of "The Freedom Rides: Making the Law Apply to All," published in the Nashville Bar Journal, which received the Nashville Bar Association's Article of the Year Award in 2011.

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Human rights expert Pramila Patten delivered Vanderbilt’s 2022 Charney Distinguished Lecture in International Law

November 11, 2022—Patten is the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Under-secretary General of the United Nations. She delivered her lecture, titled "Evolution and Impact of the Mandate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence," in Flynn Auditorium Nov. 10.

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Justin Driver, Robert R. Slaughter Professor at Yale Law, delivers the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Oct. 26

October 26, 2022—Professor Driver teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, which was selected as a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice of The New York Times Book Review.

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Technology and the Future of War: Niloofar Razi Howe in conversation with Ganesh Sitaraman Nov. 7

October 25, 2022—Howe is an expert on cybersecurity and other tools of modern warfare. Her conversation with Ganesh Sitaraman will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Moore Room.

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SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC: Listen to the Supreme Court oral arguments with an introduction by education policy expert Matthew Shaw Nov. 1

October 25, 2022—Shaw will provide an introduction to a recording of the oral arguments in these cases from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Moore Room.

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The Oceans and Geoengineering Policy: Marine-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal Options and International/Domestic Law, a conversation with Wil Burns Nov. 10

October 19, 2022—Mike Vandenbergh, co-director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, will moderate a discussion focusing on the oceans and geoengineering policy featuring Wil Burns, a visiting professor of environmental policy at Northwestern University, and Jonathan Gilligan of Vanderbilt University, at 12:30 p.m. Thusday, Nov. 10, in the Hyatt Room.

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