A leading expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, Richard T. Ford writes for both scholarly and popular audiences and has published in newspapers and journals such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Slate, as well as the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. Professor Ford’s latest book, “Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History,” was selected as an editor’s choice by the New York Times and was the inspiration for an Editor’s Choice Ted Talk for 2021. Two of his other books were selected as one of the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times: “The Race Card” in 2008 and “Rights Gone Wrong” in 2011. Professor Ford has lectured in 12 countries on five continents and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School. In 2012, On Being a Black Lawyer selected Professor Ford as one of the 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers.
What You'll Learn
- The importance for higher education to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
- The legal context of the current case before the Supreme Court that could end race-conscious admissions practices
- The opportunity for colleges and universities to renew their commitment to racial justice by addressing the systemic disparities that gave rise to affirmative action
- New ways for higher education to advance racial justice and cultivate diverse and inclusive communities
Sean Eversley Bradwell’s research and teaching interests lie in educational policy and social change. An alumnus of Amsterdam High School (NY), he received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in education from the University of Rochester’s Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University. Throughout his career, Dr. Bradwell has worked in for-profit education, public schools, and higher education. In addition to an active research agenda and speaking schedule, he is an active community member, serving his fifth consecutive term on the Ithaca City School District Board of Education, where he also serves as president of the board. Spouse, parent, grandparent, sneaker collector, and part-time provocateur, Dr. Bradwell is committed to working toward more meaningful learning and teaching.
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