Art: Speaker Schedule Fall 2007

Below is the schedule for the Fall 2007 CAP course Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education and Juvenile Justice (LAW-30691A), which was formerly called Child Advocacy Policy Workshop.

Students will be exposed to a variety of strategies for changing law and policy, focusing on the areas of child welfare (abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption both domestic and international), education, and juvenile justice. We will bring into the classroom as visiting lecturers leaders from the worlds of policy, practice, and academia – people who have themselves operated as successful change agents, and who represent different disciplines, career paths, and strategies for change.

The course, which is co-taught by Prof. Bartholet and Ms. Budnitz, meets from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Pound Hall, Rm 107 at Harvard Law School on Thursdays in Fall 2007. Following each class meeting, we will host a reception where students will have the opportunity to talk informally with the visiting speakers, as well as with the HLS Faculty and those from the Boston-area child advocacy community who form a regular part of our audience. Each student will have the option of attending one of the dinners involving the visiting speakers, the Faculty, and interested others, that will take place after the reception.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
1 Sept. 6 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program
2 Sept. 13 History of Child Welfare John E.B. Myers, Distinguished Professor and Scholar, Univ. of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
3  Sept. 20 Significance of the Environment to Childhood Development Charles Nelson, Richard David Scott Chair of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/ Children’s Hospital Boston
4  Sept. 27  The Global Picture  Jacqueline Bhabha, Exec. Dir., University Committee on Human Rights Studies, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
5 Oct. 4  Significance of Biology to Parenting  Brian Powell, Professor and Co-Director of the Preparing Future Faculty Program, Department of Sociology, Indiana University
6 Oct. 11  Early Childhood Education  Margaret Blood, President, Strategies for Children

James E. Ryan, Academic Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Univ. of Virginia School of Law

7 Oct. 18 Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and Executive Director, Children and Family Futures
8 Nov. 1 Race & the Child Welfare System Richard Barth, Professor and Dean, Univ. of Maryland School of Social Work
9 Nov. 8 Closing the Achievement Gap John King, Managing Director, Excellence and Preparatory Networks of Uncommon Schools and Founder and Former Co-Director, Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute and Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

10 Nov. 15 Alternatives to Detention and Other Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts Jane Tewksbury, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Youth ServicesResponder Panel of Juvenile Justice Experts:

Elyse Clawson, Executive Director, Crime and Justice Institute,

Josh Dohan, Director, Youth Advocacy Project;

Stephen Limon, Juvenile Court Judge, Suffolk Juvenile Court, Trial Courts of Massachuset

11 Nov. 29 Child Advocacy Strategies: The Children’s Defense Fund MaryLee Allen, Director, Child Welfare and Mental Health Division, Children’s Defense Fund
12 Dec. 6 Child Advocacy Strategies: Orphans of Rwanda and Partners in HealthPlease note: This session will be held in Landgell South instead of our regular classroom. Dai Ellis, Co-Founder, Orphans of Rwanda and Director of the Drug Access Team, Clinton Foundation

Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners in Health and Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Univ.