Program Location Change
Due to very high interest, this event has been relocated from the Newseum to the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University, 730 21st St. N.W., Washington, D.C. The Foggy Bottom / GWU Metro stop (orange and blue lines) is three blocks from the venue. If you have any questions, contact Ashlie Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event has reached capacity. No new RSVPs are being accepted. Photo ID matching the name used to register for this program will be required for entry. Backpacks and bags larger than 8×11-inches will be prohibited in the auditorium. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will discuss her new book, “My Own Words,” with her contributing authors, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams of Georgetown University Law Center. Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio (NPR) will moderate the program.
Justice Ginsburg’s first book since her appointment as Associate Justice, “My Own Words,” features a collection of the Justice’s writings and speeches on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, religion, the interworking of the Supreme Court, law, and the value of looking beyond U.S. shores when interpreting the U.S. Constitution.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton and took office on August 10, 1993. Prior to her elevation to the Supreme Court, she was a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a law professor, and co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mary Hartnett has been at Georgetown Law since 1998, first as Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP), and now as an Adjunct Professor of Law and an Advisory Board Member of WLPPFP.
Wendy W. Williams, Professor Emerita at Georgetown University Law Center, is best known for her work in the area of gender and law, especially concerning issues of work and family.
Nina Totenberg is a longtime legal affairs correspondent and Supreme Court reporter for NPR.
The conversation will be held in conjunction with the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Events and is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association and the Newseum Institute.
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