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Monday, December 7, 2015
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
(Boxed lunch available beginning at noon.
Program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.)
National Press Club
Two days before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the reconsideration of Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin, a panel of experts will discuss the scientific evidence on the use of race as a factor in university admissions policies and the educational benefits of student diversity.
Speakers will include:
Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyector Derechos Civiles at UCLA
Liliana M. Garces, Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Program and a Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University
Angelo N. Ancheta, Counsel of Record for the AERA et al amicus brief
Shirley M. Malcolm, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Felice J. Levine, AERA Executive Director (Moderator)
Audience Q&A will follow speaker presentations.
Read the amicus brief submitted to the court by AERA et al here. AAA has been a signatory to the amicus brief since it was first introduced in 2012.
Visit the AERA website for additional information on the AERA et al amicus brief, the Fisher case, and research on the benefits of diversity and affirmative action.