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Day 1: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time Event
5:30 p.m.


Location: UVA School of Law, Student Lounge #1

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: Michael Dawson, John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago.


Introduction: Alex M. Johnson, Jr. Perre Bowen Professor of Law and the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia.

Location: UVA School of Law, Withers Brown Hall, WB102

Day 2: Friday, March 22, 2013

All Sessions in the Minor Hall Auditorium (Room 125) -- 8:30 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m.

Time Event

8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Continental Breakfast in the Minor Hall Lobby

Opening Remarks, Deborah E. McDowell Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute, Alice Griffin Professor of English

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Panel One: Reparations in Historical Frame


Martha Biondi, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, Northwestern University

Lawrie Balfour, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Darren Hutchinson, Professor of Law, American University

Moderator: Cecilia Márquez, Ph. D. candidate (History), University of Virginia

11:00-12:30 p.m.

Panel Two: Reparations and the University


Alfred Brophy, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina

H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University

Verna Williams, Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati

Moderator: Daisy Lovelace, Associate Director, Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, Indiana University

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Panel Three: Reparations and the Nation


William Darity, Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Professor of African and African American Studies and Economics, Duke University and Kirsten Mullen, President of the North Carolina Folklife Institute

Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, Washington University

Melissa Nobles, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, MIT

Moderator: Derrick Alridge, Professor of Education, University of Virginia

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Panel Four: Reparations around the Globe


Lisa Crooms, Professor of Law, Howard University

Pap NDiaye, Maître de Conférences d'Histoire, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Margaret Urban Walker, Donald J. Schuenke Chair of Philosophy, Marquette University

Moderator: Barbara Boswell, ACLS Faculty Fellow, Woodson Institute, University of Virginia


Closing Remarks, Kim Forde-Mazrui, William S. Potter Professor of Law at the University of Virginia