Reclaiming Prosperity Speaker Series, National Teleconference on Drones, & Extrajudicial Killings and Save the Date for October Workers’ Rights Conference

July 25-  Reclaiming Prosperity Speaker Series with Manuel Pastor

ReclaimingProsperity-e1366910971400Can ensuring everyone has an equal chance at success actually lead to prosperity? Or do we have to trade fairness and equity for economic growth? Join University of Southern California professor Manuel Pastor for a discussion of “Just Economics” in the new Reclaiming Prosperity speaker series.

A self-described “nerd for social justice,” Pastor believes “The American story is a story of individuals and what they do to get ahead, but it’s also a story of the public policies we put in place so people can realize their dreams… and told that way, I think we can make more change in this country.”

This dynamic conversation with Manuel Pastor will take place downstairs at Town Hall Seattle on July 25 at 7:30 pm. In Just Economics: Equity and Prosperity in a Changing Nation Pastor will delve into what equity means and how reconnecting people can be the key to smart growth.

Manuel Pastor is a professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is a well-known economist and expert on immigration, workforce demographics and urban and regional movements for equity, economic opportunity, and growth. His recent books include, Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions, and This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Transforming Metropolitan America.

This is the third event in a new and ongoing speaker series called Reclaiming Prosperity, focused on transforming our economy and building a prosperous future for working people and their families.

To purchase your $5 tickets and learn more visit www.townhallseattle.org or www.reclaimingprosperity.org.

The series is presented by Town Hall Seattle, in partnership with Citizen University, True Patriot Network, The Washington Budget & Policy Center, The University of Washington School of Law, OneAmerica, Working Washington, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, Fuse Washington, The Progress Alliance of Washington and The Stranger.

July 25- Drones: Extrajudicial Killings A Frank Disscussion on National and International Implications of the U.S. Drones Program

ABA section of internat law

A free non-CLE teleconference proudly presented by ABA Section of International Law International Human Rights Committee

Thursday, July 25, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM US EDT  –
By teleconference only

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The U.S. Drone Program has been subject of much debate. Join our experts in a riveting assessment of the program’s targetted killings conducted extrajudically without due process. What are the national and international implications of the U.S. Drone Program? What is the impact to U.S. citizens and the international community at large?

Moderator:  Ronald J. Bettauer, International Litigator and Arbitrator, former Deputy Legal Advisor U.S. Department of State

Speakers: 

Amos N. Guiora, Professor and Co-Director, Center For Global Justice, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law; author of Legitimate  Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing (Oxford University Press)

Kate Martin, Director Litigation Project, Center for National Security Studies; Professorial Lecturer George Washington University School of Law; former general counsel to the National Security Archive, a research library located at George        Washington University

Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, former Legal Advisor in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva

Gary Solis, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School and Washington University Law School. Retired Professor of Law, U.S. Military Academy

Save the Date! October 25-26- 15th Annual Law Student Workers’ Rights Conference 

labor-unionThe Conference Center of the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Keynote Speaker: Craig Becker, AFL-CIO

Friday Evening Film & Discussion: The Dignity & Worth of Labor    A showing of the film Trash Dance, followed by discussion

Much More: With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and  keynote  address, the conference will give each participant additional  insight into becoming  an advocate for workers and their families.  Students will:

  • gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues  facing American workers;
  • supplement their labor and workers’ rights courses; and
  • network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit  practitioners and government officials.

To register click here. Please review these links before completing your registration for the conference: