Then & Now Event Series Schedule

Members of the Brandeis community were invited to take part in the semester-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Justice Brandeis’ nomination and appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Panel discussions on notable issues Justice Brandeis championed included:

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, THE SUPREME COURT AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Date
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Time 5 p.m.
Location Gosman Sports and Convocation Center
Introduction Lisa M. Lynch, interim president, Brandeis University
Remarks Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States
Lessons Learned from Louis D. Brandeis
Panel Moderated by Frederick M. Lawrence, former president, Brandeis University, and professor of politics, Brandeis University

Ralph D. Gants, Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Philippa Strum ’59, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Commissioned paper: Speech and Democracy: The Legacy of Justice Brandeis Today

Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

Mark Wolf, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Program View online | Downloadable PDF
Video Watch the replay of the full broadcast. | Watch Ruth Bader Ginsburg's remarks.

 

LOUIS BRANDEIS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN ZIONISM: VISION, IDENTITY AND LEGACY

Date Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Remarks
David Ellenson, Brandeis University
Panel Moderated by Lisa M. Lynch, Interim President, Brandeis University

Yehudah Mirsky, Brandeis University

Jonathan D. Sarna '75, MA '75, Brandeis University


Frances Malino, MA'70, PhD '71, Wellesley College

Commentator Rachel Fish, PhD '13, Brandeis University
Video Watch the replay of the full broadcast.

 

CITIZENSHIP AND THE ECONOMY: LABOR, INEQUALITY AND BIGNESS

Date Monday, March 7, 2016
Time 4 p.m.
Location Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Introduction Marty Krauss, PhD ’81, Brandeis University
Panel Moderated by Daniel Terris, Brandeis University

Richard Adelstein, Wesleyan University
Commissioned paper: The Last Autonomist

Alexis Goldstein, Americans for Financial Reform
Commissioned paper: What a Little Sunlight Can Do: Learning from the Economic Legacy of Louis D. Brandeis

Jeffrey Rosen, The National Constitution Center, The George Washington University

Commentator Elizabeth Brainerd, Brandeis University
Video Watch a video of the full event.

 

 PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY AND THE MODERN SELF

Date Monday, March 21, 2016
Time 4 p.m.
Location Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Introduction Bruce R. Magid, Brandeis University
Panel Moderated by Dan Breen, Brandeis University

Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Commissioned paper: The Declining Significance of Home: Privacy 'Whilst Quiet' and of No Use to Artists or Anyone

Shane Harris, The Daily Beast
Commissioned paper: Privacy Imperiled: What Would Brandeis Make of the NSA and Edward Snowden?

Steven A. Mirmina ’89, NASA Office of the General Counsel, Georgetown University Law School
Commissioned paper: Translating Justice Brandeis’s Views on Privacy for the 21st Century

Commentator Marion Smiley, Brandeis University
Video Watch a video of the full event.

 

JEWISH JUSTICES AND THE EXPANDING DIVERSITY OF THE SUPREME COURT

Date Monday, April 4, 2016
Time 4 p.m.
Location Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Introduction Susan J. Birren, Brandeis University
Panel Moderated by Jonathan D. Sarna ’75, MA ’75, Brandeis University

David Dalin Ph.D. ’77, Ave Maria University
Commissioned paper: The Appointment of Louis D. Brandeis, First Jewish Justice on the Supreme Court

Linda Greene, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Commissioned paper: Diversifying the Supreme Court: Brandeis, Marshall, Sotomayor

Commentator Rajesh Sampath, Brandeis University
Video Watch a video of the full event.

 

SPEECH AND PARTICIPATION IN A DEMOCRACY: WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EDUCATED CITIZEN?

Date Monday, April 18, 2016
Time 4 p.m.
Location Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Introduction Irving R. Epstein, Brandeis University
Panel Moderated by Stephen Whitfield, Ph.D. ’72, Brandeis University

Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law
Commissioned paper: Brandeis, Speech, and Money

Jon D. Levy, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
Commissioned paper: The Brandeis/Citizens UnitedQuestion

Philippa Strum ’59, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Commissioned paper: Speech and Democracy: The Legacy of Justice Brandeis Today

Commentator Anita Hill, Brandeis University
Video Watch a video of the full event.