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Book Release: Prof. Brittain on Legacy Preferences
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When: Wednesday, Sept 22
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: The National Press Club
529 Fourteenth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
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You are invited to a Century Foundation Forum:

"Affirmative Action for the Rich?
Legacy Preferences in College Admissions”

A great deal of attention has been paid to racial affirmative action programs in higher education. The merits and legality of such programs have been debated in academic circles, political campaigns, media commentary and the Supreme Court. However, relatively little public or legal scrutiny has been devoted to college admissions preferences for the children of alumni. How widespread are legacy preferences? Do they help colleges fundraise, as institutions of higher education claim? Do they hurt or help students of color? Are legacy preferences legally and politically vulnerable? Education policy experts from the academic, legal, civil rights, and media arenas take a hard look at these questions in a forthcoming book from The Century Foundation.

Please join The Century Foundation for a luncheon forum marking the release of Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions, edited by Century Foundation senior fellow Richard D. Kahlenberg. The volume includes chapters by Michael Lind of the New America Foundation; Peter Schmidt of the Chronicle of Higher Education; former Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Golden; Chad Coffman of Winnemac Consulting and colleagues Tara O’Neil and Brian Starr; John Brittain of the University of the District of Columbia Law School and attorney Eric Bloom; Carlton Larson of the University of California at Davis School of Law; attorneys Steve Shadowen and Sozi Tulante; Sixth Circuit Court Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr. and attorney Donya Khalili; and author Peter Sacks.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • John Brittain, Professor, University of the District of Columbia Law School and former Chief Counsel, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
  • Chad Coffman, President, Winnemac Consulting.
  • Michael Dannenberg, Senior Policy Advisor and Counselor to the Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
  • Steve Shadowen, Partner, Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin.
  • Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, The George Washington University.
  • Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation (moderator).

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: The National Press Club 529 Fourteenth Street, NW at F Street Washington D.C.



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