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Dorothy L. Thompson Lecture Series

Series Speakers

DVDs of some of the past lectures are available for checkout or viewing through the Office of Institutional Equity and through the K-State Libraries.

2015

SpeakerDate
Dr. Mildred Edwards

Westar Energy Manager for Training and Development

September 28, 2015

2013

SpeakerDate
Reggie Robinson
Washburn University Professor of Law
Supreme Court Reconsiders Voting Rights Act: Broken Law or Broken Promise?
 September 17, 2013
Jeff Jackson

Washburn University Professor of Law
Forming the American Constitution: A Nation Building Game

 September 4, 2013
Richard Thompson Ford

George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School
Rights Gone Wrong

February 28, 2013

2012

SpeakerDate
Professor Steven Ramirez
Professor of Law, Director, Business and Corporate Governance Law Center at Loyola University Chicago
Affirmative Action at the Crossroads: The Uncertain Future of Race-Conscious College Admissions
September 19, 2012
Dr. Bob Zellner
Civil Rights Activist
March 6, 2012

2011

SpeakerDate

Dr. Ali Khan
Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law and expert on Islamic Law
American Muslims and the Right to Religious Freedom
March 15, 2011

2010

SpeakerDate
"Papers" Documentary on Undocumented Youth and Panel Discussion
 September 19, 2010
Who Will Judge You? Advancing Judicial Diversity
September 15, 2010
Cars, Cops, and Traffic Stops: Who's Right?
 October 12, 2010

2009

SpeakerDate
Guns on Campus? The New Understanding of the Right to Bear Arms
September 16, 2009
Professor Mark Peterson
Chair of the Washburn University Department of Political Science
Arthur Fletcher: What Would the 'Father of Affirmative Action' Think of His Child Today?
April 2, 2009

2008

SpeakerDate
Mary Frances Berry
Former Chairperson of the Civil Rights Commission
Panel Discussion on Racial Profiling
September 2008

2007

SpeakerDate
Mira Mdivani
Immigration Attorney
Brown is the New Black and Green Cards are Pink: Immigration Law for Normal People
 March 12, 2007
Ambassador Edward Perkins
Former Ambassador to the U.N., Liberia
Civil Rights and Citizens' Rights: Our Constitution
 February 20, 2007

2006

SpeakerDate
Civil Rights and Same-Sex Couples
Pedro Irigonegaray, Joel Oster, Professor Bill Rich
 April 6, 2006

2005

SpeakerDate
Professor Patricia Williams
Professor at Columbia University Law School
Civil Rights in an Era of Social Wrongs
 September 29, 2005
Judge Paul Brady
Federal Administrative Law Judge
The Twoness in America: Black and American
 March 16, 2005

2004

SpeakerDate
Nadine Strossen
President of the ACLU
 October 29, 2004
Michael Ratner
President of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Guantánamo, Enemy Combatants, and Torture: The End of the Rule of Law in America
 September 21, 2004
Arthur A. Benson II
Civil Rights Attorney
Brown v. Topeka Board of Education: 50 Years of Doing Right for the Wrong Reason?
 
Jeannine Bell
Associate Professor of Law
On the Frontlines of the Battle Against Hate Crimes
 

2003

SpeakerDate
Stephen Jones
Attorney-at-Law
Representing a Terrorist in Court
 
Anthony Romero
Executive Director, ACLU
The State of Our Civil Liberties
 April 23, 2003
Marianne (Mimi) Wesson
Chilling Effects: Cross-burning, Pornography and Censorship
 February 6, 2003

2001

SpeakerDate
Susan Okin
International Development and the Importance of Gender
 April 18, 2001
Cheryl Brown Henderson, Ronald C. Griffin, Stephen A. Adams
Giving Visibility, Voice and Victory to the Disenfranchised: A Legacy of Brown v. The Board of Education.
 

2000

SpeakerDate
Mayor Bob Knight
Undoing Racism
October 19, 2000
Barbara Bergmann
Bringing About Equality Between Women and Men: What Needs To Be Done
September 20, 2000
Robert Meeropol
The Death Penalty: The Rosenbergs and Mumia Abu-Jamal
March 27, 2000
Lani Guinier
Civil Rights Activist
Co-sponsored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Week Committee
 January 18, 2000

1999

SpeakerDate
Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
Human Rights and the Media
 
Noam Chomsky

Sovereignty and World Order
Co-sponsored with the Lou Douglas Lecture Series

 September 20, 1999

1998

SpeakerDate
Timothy E. Quill, M.D.
Physician-Assisted Death: Progress or Peril?
 
Barry W. Lynn
U.S. Surgeon General
Religious Right-Radically Wrong
 
Gwendolyn Mink
Feminists and Poor Single Mothers: Work, Welfare, and Women's Equalityr
 

1997

SpeakerDate
Valorie K. Vojdik
Lead Counselor in Faulkner vs. Citadel
 

1996

SpeakerDate
Professor Camille Hébert

Ohio State University College of Law
Drawing Analogies Between Sexual and Racial Harassment

 March 19, 1996
Morris Dees, Jr.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Chief Trial Counselor
 
Dr. Joycelyn Elders
Former Surgeon General
 
Professor Nadine Strossen
President of ACLU