Rappaport Honors Program Hosts Forum: A City of Colors: Politics, Policy and the Changing Faces of the 21st Century Boston


For more information, please contact:
Professor David Yamada at 617-573-8543

WHAT: The Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy will host a forum on "A City of Colors: Politics, Policy, and the Changing Faces of 21st Century Boston." The forum will be a question-and-answer panel discussion in which the panelists and audience will attempt to forecast the impact of Boston's changing racial and ethnic demographics on politics and policy in the city.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Suffolk University Law School, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Faculty Dining Room. The event is open to the public.

WHO: Boston’s emerging leaders: Charles Euchner, Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Kennedy School; Marilyn Lee-Tom, Director of Capital Campaign, Chinese Progressive Association; Robert Lewis, Jr., President and Executive Director, National Conference for Community and Justice; Giovanna Negretti, Executive Director, ¿Oíste?

In October 2000, the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation awarded Suffolk University Law School a five-year grant to develop the Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy. As a result, each year the Rappaport Honors Program now brings together a cadre of highly-qualified law students from Boston-area law schools who demonstrate exceptional commitment towards public service and the betterment of civic life in the Greater Boston region. The Rappaport Honors Program enjoys an ongoing association with the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston has been established to examine public policy issues of particular importance to the Boston metropolitan region. On frequent occasions, law students from the Rappaport Honors Program and government students from the Rappaport Institute meet as a group for seminars and other enrichment events. The Rappaport Honors Program welcomes applications from eligible students at Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, Harvard Law School, New England School of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, and Suffolk University Law School.

Suffolk University Law School was founded in l906 and has grown to be one of the largest law schools in the country. The Law School is located in the legal and business center of Boston, Massachusetts. In l999, newly-built Sargent Hall was dedicated and is the most technologically-advanced law school of its kind, exemplified by Internet access at every seat in the classrooms, library, dining room and common areas. The core curriculum provides a strong legal foundation for more than 200 upper-level elective courses as well as five specialty concentrations in the JD program and five joint-degree programs that combine law with business, public administration, international economics, finance and criminal justice.

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