CHQ Watch Party: Revisiting Risa Goluboff's 2019 Lecture

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
10:45am EDT

Location Chautauqua Institution Facebook Page

For this week’s Chautauqua Lecture Series #CHQWatchParty, we’re revisiting Risa Goluboff's lecture that she delivered on July 4, 2019, in the Amphitheater. That Fourth of July lecture was part of Week Two's theme, “Uncommon Ground: Communities Working Toward Solutions.”

Goluboff is the 12th, and the first female, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a nationally renowned legal historian whose scholarship and teaching focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law, and especially their historical development in the 20th century. After the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville in the summer of 2017, Goluboff led the University-wide committee charged with recovering from and responding to the events. The chief question Goluboff said the community sought to answer after that violence was: "What should one do in the face of evil?"

Goluboff is the author of The Lost Promise of Civil Rights and Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Law Institute, in 2008, Goluboff received the University of Virginia School of Law’s Carl McFarland Award for excellence in faculty scholarship, and in 2011 the University of Virginia's All-University Teaching Award.

Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education Matt Ewalt will be on hand to lead and moderate a discussion in the comments section. Please post your thoughts and questions throughout the lecture.

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In this time of social distancing, we’re all looking for ways to be connected. To this end, we’re trying something new here at Chautauqua: CHQ Watch Parties, highlighting some of our favorite lectures from the past few years. Once a week, we’ll gather remotely on Facebook to revisit some of the best Chautauqua lectures and programs of the past few years, and to share our questions and comments with each other. We’ve always known how to have a conversation at Chautauqua, and now we’re bringing that conversation into your homes.