The Wesson Discussion Seminar is intended to be a response to the Wesson Lecture delivered by Jill Lepore on Wednesday, May 4.
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her 2018 book, These Truths: A History of the United States, is an international bestseller and was named one of Time magazine's top ten non-fiction books of the decade. She followed that book with This America: The Case for the Nation (2019) and her latest book, IF THEN: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future, was published in 2020.
Lepore is the recipient of many honors, awards, and honorary degrees, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award; the National Magazine Award; and, twice, for the Pulitzer Prize.
Discussion Seminar Commentators:
Rebecca Brown, The Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law, USC Gould School of Law. Brown is a nationally recognized constitutional law theorist who joined USC Gould School of Law in August 2008. Brown’s scholarship focuses on judicial review and its relationship to individual liberty under the U.S. Constitution. She was named The Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law in 2015.
Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life, Stanford Law School. Meyler, JD ’03, is a scholar of British and American constitutional law and of law and the humanities. She was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in Constitutional Studies. Her research and teaching bring together the sometimes surprisingly divided fields of legal history and law and literature. They also examine the long history of constitutionalism, reaching back into the English common law ancestry of the U.S. Constitution.
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