Before (and After) Roe v. Wade

Thursday, November 4
October 21, 2010

Jennifer Dignazio

Cambridge, Mass.--Pulitzer Prize--winning writer Linda Greenhouse and her coauthor Reva Siegel will speak at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University about their forthcoming book, Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate before the Supreme Court's Ruling (Kaplan Publishing, 2010). Greenhouse, who covered the United States Supreme Court for nearly three decades for the New York Times, is now the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Siegel's writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality. The lecture, sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, is at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the Radcliffe Gymnasium, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public.

Alumna and former Radcliffe College trustee Maurine Pupkin Rothschild '40 and her husband Robert Rothschild '39 established the annual Rothschild Lecture at the Schlesinger Library in 1989. Distinguished speakers in the series have included Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Julio Frenk, Samantha Power, Adrienne Rich, Amartya Sen and Maxine Singer.

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