Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 2020 --(PR.com
)-- The PLATO Society of Los Angeles Presents Its January 2020 Colloquium
Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Problems, Paradoxes and Some Possible Solutions
Open to the Public. Free Admission and Parking.
January 16th, 2020
Presented by Prof. Richard Sander at The Skirball Cultural Center;
Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 12:45 Coffee and Cookies, 1:30-3:00 Program.
UCLA Professor Richard Sander is a national authority on race in higher education. In 1997, Sander successfully argued in favor of class-based preferences in law school admissions. In 2004, he published a comprehensive study of affirmative action in American law schools.
Professor Sander's controversial study concluded that the use of racial preferences in higher education may harm its intended beneficiaries and cause as many problems as it solves. Attempts to fix these problems have often made matters worse. Professor Sander will draw on his research and recent legal developments to lay out the challenges of affirmative action and describe some paths to reform.
After receiving his B.A. at Harvard, Sander earned graduate degrees in law and economics from Northwestern University.
A UCLA Law faculty member since 1989, Sander helped launch the UCLA Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.
Learn more about the heated debate over affirmative action.
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The PLATO Society of Los Angeles
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The nonprofit, member-run, Plato Society of Los Angeles, located near UCLA at 1083 Gayley Avenue, Westwood, has for 30 years been a terrific place to get together with other people who have a deep passion for learning. It has been described by the Wall Street Journal as one of the finest lifelong learning communities in the country, and as unique by The New York Times.
The PLATO Society is open to anyone with a love of learning who is interested and willing to participate. Members meet regularly in Westwood, near UCLA, to study and discuss topics of interest in science, history, philosophy, biography, art, music, theatre, literature, political science, and more. About 25 peer led seminars are ongoing at any time. In addition, we offer optional day trips, foreign trips, lectures, luncheon discussions, theatre and dining groups, multi-day getaways, and more.
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