Art: Speaker Schedule Fall-Spring 2005-06

During Academic Year 2005-06, CAP is offering a new course focused on strategies for social change: the Child Advocacy Policy Workshop (Course #32080-11).

The course meets in Pound Hall at Harvard Law School from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on select Thursdays during academic year 2005-06. A reception will follow each class meeting where audience members will have a chance to talk informally with the visiting lecturers as well as CAP Faculty. Members of the outside child advocacy community are invited to participate. For guest speakers’ biographies, click on the relevant speaker’s name.

Class Topic Guest Speakers
Sept. 8 Introductory Session Elizabeth Bartholet, CAP Faculty Director and Professor of Law

Jessica Budnitz, CAP Administrative Director and Lecturer on Law

Sept. 22 Big Picture: Overview of Children’s Issues, Interests and Rights Barbara Woodhouse, Director and Chair in Family Law, Center on Children and the Law, University of Florida
Oct. 6 Working from Within for Reform: Heading State Child Protection Systems Harry Spence, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Nicholas Scoppetta, Former Commissioner, Administration for Children’s Services, New York City

Nov. 10 Protecting Children Globally: Pros & Cons of International Adoption Jacob Doek, Chair, United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Jane Aronson, Executive Medical Director and Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation

*This session is being held in conjunction with the International Advocates for Children conference and will be held in Austin North (instead of our regular classroom).

Nov. 17 Working from Outside to Reform the Child Protection System: Cooperation as vs Challenge; Research as vs Advocacy Mark Testa, Director, Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marcia Lowry, Executive Director, Children’s Rights

Dec. 1 Working from Within to Reform the Child Protective System: The U.S. Congress and the Cook County, IL Public Guardian’s Office Cassie Statuto Bevan, Staff Director of U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Human Resources of Committee on Ways and Means, Senior Policy Advisor to House Majority Leader on Child Welfare Issues

Patrick Murphy, Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, and former Director of the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office

Feb. 9 Promising Reform Initiative: The Federal Adoption & Safe Families Act Richard Barth, Director, School of Social Work at University of North Carolina
Feb. 16 Promising Reform Initiative: Intensive Early Home Visitation David Olds, Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health

Suzin Bartley, Executive Director, MA Children’s Trust Fund

Jennifer Atler, Executive Director, Invest in Kids

March 2 Lawyering for Children: The Need and the Challenge Margaret Marshall, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
March 9 Promising Reform Initiative: Family Drug Courts Judith Kaye,, Chief Judge of the State of New York, New York State Court of Appeals

Gloria Sosa-Lintner, Family Court Judge, New York County

Edwina G. Richardson, Family Court Judge, Queens County

Nicolette M. Pach, Family Court Judge, Suffolk County (Retired)

*This session will be held in POUND 101.

March 16 Promising Reform Initiatives: Innovative Educational Initiatives Rick Weissbourd, Lecturer in Education, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government

Kyle Dodson, Principal, Lee Academy

*This session will be held in POUND 101.

April 6 Troubled Reform Initiatives: Problematic Trends in Juvenile Justice Roderick Ireland, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

Francine Sherman, Director, Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project at Boston College Law School

Tim Carey, Juvenile Court Probation Officer, Cambridge

Tom Coury, Executive Director, Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

*This session will be held in POUND 101.

April 20 Starting a Child-focused Social Change Organization & Leveraging the Media, Private Sector, and Philanthropic Community Justin Pasquariello, Founder and Executive Director, AFC Mentoring

Terrence Stevens, Founder and CEO, In Arms Reach

Matt Dalio, Founder, China Care Foundation

Lynn Girton, Chief Counsel, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

*This session will be held in LANGDELL NORTH.