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Monday, July 22, 2019
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Jamil Smith is a Senior Writer at Rolling Stone, where he covers national affairs and culture. His career has run the gamut from politics to sports and back again, from Emmy Award-winning work as a producer with NFL Films and MSNBC to reporting and commentary for The New Republic and MTV News, where he also hosted podcasts. His work has been featured on the cover of Time, on the airwaves at WNYC and KCRW, and on the opinion pages of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post.
Coleman Hughes is an undergraduate philosophy major at Columbia University and columnist for Quillette magazine. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, and the Spectator.
AMY L. WAX:
Amy L. Wax, the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaches remedies, conservative political and legal thought, social welfare law and policy, and the law and economics of work and family. A graduate of Yale College, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia Law School, she served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice from 1988 to 1994, where she argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court. She has published widely in law reviews and journals of opinion, including the Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, Commentary, American Affairs, National Affairs, The New Criterion, National Review, and First Things. She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies (2009 Hoover Press).
John Torpey is the Presidential Professor of Sociology and History and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is the author or editor of ten books, including The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship, and the State (2000; 2nd ed. 2018); Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics (2006; re-issued 2017); Transformations of Warfare in the Contemporary World (edited with David Jacobson, 2016); Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison (with Christian Joppke, 2013); Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Transatlantic Relations after the Iraq War (2005); and Intellectuals, Socialism, and Dissent: The East German Opposition and its Legacy (1995). He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The Hill.com, Times Higher Education Supplement, Huffington Post, The Conversation, openDemocracy, and many other publications. During 2016-17, Mr. Torpey was president of the Eastern Sociological Society.
Moderated by: DAVID PLOTZ
David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the popular and long-running podcast, The Slate Political Gabfest. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Slate Magazine.