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Asian Americans & Affirmative Action: Understanding SFFA v. Harvard

Event: Asian Americans & Affirmative Action | Understanding SFFA v. Harvard
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Where: Columbia Law School | 435 West 116th Street | New York, NY 10027
Jerome Green Hall: Room 103
When: 6:00PM
Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Jin Hee Lee, Senior Deputy of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
Van C. Tran, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Vincent Wong, LL.M. Human Rights Fellow, Columbia Law School

This moderated panel features experts on affirmative action and Asian American issues, discussing the SFFA v. Harvard litigation in the context of historicizing challenges to affirmative action and the relationship between affirmative action and Asian Americans, as well as how race-conscious admissions at universities like Columbia or Harvard are actually done, dispelling myths and misinformation in the process.

This event is free and open to the public for those who register on eventbrite. A catered mixer will follow.

For questions about this program, contact Madeline Cameron Wardleworth, CISPS Post Doctoral Research Scholar at: or (212) 854-3049.

Co-Sponsored by: African American Policy Forum (AAPF), Columbia Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), Columbia University Department of Sociology, Columbia Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER), Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Barnard Deptartment of Sociology, Columbia Law School Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC), Columbia Law School Latino/a Law Student Association (LaLSA), Columbia University Asian American Alliance.

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