Mark Graber, Interest Convergence: 1866, 1954, 2021: Black Rights, White Interests
Professor Graber’s lecture will discuss the meaning and significance of the idea of “interest-convergence,” the notion that black rights and interests in American politics advance only when it is the self-interests of whites as well.
Mark A. Graber is the University of Maryland Regents Professor (Political Science and Law). He holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, an M.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, and Ph.D. in Political Science, also from Yale University. He is the author of A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2013), Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Rethinking Abortion (Princeton University Press, 1996), and Transforming Free Speech (University of California Press, 1991). He has authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters.
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