Introducing: Black Lawyers Speak
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Despite decades of work to educate more Black lawyers, the percentage of Black associates and partners in firms across the U.S. remain very low, and well below those of other professional careers. Big Law firms across the board are ramping up social justice efforts as the nation engages in a renewed dialogue on race and equality. But some have accused firms of using minorities as “diversity props” to impress clients and misrepresent their inclusiveness to potential employees. So what are law firms doing to fix their lack of diversity?

Hosts Adam Allington and Lisa Helem, along with reporters Ayanna Alexander, Ruiqi Chen, and Meghan Tribe, interviewed lawyers across the industry, from corporate general counsels to top Am Law 200 lawyers to current law students, each sharing their experience navigating the legal space as a person of color. We try to answer what law firms are doing to recruit more diverse classes of lawyers, and how they are addressing barriers to entry for Black lawyers.

Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Legal Talk Network
Imminent Lawless Action
In 1919, The US Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States established the rule that if words create a "clear and present danger" to incite criminal activity or violence, the government has the right to prevent and punish that speech. For nearly fifty years, through wars and the Red Scare, that rule was applied largely without question. Then, in the 1969 case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a white supremacist in Ohio, convicted for an inflammatory speech at a Klan rally, challenged his conviction saying it violated his First Amendment rights...and the Court agreed. A new test was born which has lasted for now more than 50 years. But, having been formulated in an era of much more limited media, does it still hold up today? In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from, host Ken White explores how the First Amendment has handled inflammatory speech, from Schenck to the current Brandenburg standard and all the way up to today. With the help of Professors David Cunningham and Richard Wilson, Ken digs into what makes the “imminent lawless action” test of Brandenburg such an important turning point in First Amendment law but also investigates whether the proliferation of online communication necessitates a renewed look at the standards set out in a “simpler” time. Professor David Cunningham is professor and Chair of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Richard Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at UConn School of Law.
34 min
Talks from the Hoover Institution
Talks from the Hoover Institution
Hoover Institution
Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach
Xi Jinping’s Himalayan OverreachFriday, January 15, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University The Hoover Institution hosts Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach on Friday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT. Chinese expansionism under Xi Jinping is injecting greater instability and tension into the Indo-Pacific region. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the relationship between China and India, which make up more than a third of humanity and over a fifth of the global economy. That relationship has come under severe strain following China’s stealth encroachments in the northernmost borderlands of Ladakh in 2020. The aggression promises to sharpen the rivalry between the two Asian giants and engender important changes in Indian defense, trade and foreign policies.After his remarks, Professor Chellaney will join Hoover Institution Fellows Larry Diamond and David Mulford in conversation. ABOUT THE SPEAKERSBrahma Chellaney is a professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Australian National University and the Nobel Institute, Oslo. He is author of nine books, including Water: Asia’s New Battleground (Georgetown University Press), which won the Bernard Schwartz Award. Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). He chairs Hoover’s project on China’s Global Sharp Power. His most recent book is Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency (2019). David Mulford is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. As US ambassador to India (2004-2009), he played a key role in fostering the growing partnership between New Delhi and Washington. Amb. Mulford has also served as chairman international at Credit Suisse, assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs (1984-1992), and senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (1974-1983). He has a DPhil from Oxford University.
1 hr 3 min
POLITICO's Pulse Check
POLITICO's Pulse Check
Goodbye, Dan Diamond
After five years on the health beat — and at the helm of Pulse Check — Dan Diamond is leaving POLITICO. (But don't worry, you can still follow his reporting at The Washington Post!) Dan and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel look back at some of Dan's biggest stories and trace the past few years of health policy to today's coronavirus response. But first, Dan gets a going away present. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our other newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health care and technology intersect.  Dan Diamond is host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the POLITICO Pulse newsletter. Jeremy Siegel  is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Check out some of Dan Diamond's top POLITICO reporting:  - Trump team failed to follow NSC's pandemic playbook: - `We want them infected`: Trump appointee demanded `herd immunity` strategy, emails reveal: - 'It's like every red flag': Trump-ordered HHS ad blitz raises alarms: - How Trump warped HHS long before Covid-19: - How we found Tom Price's private jets: - Trump challenges Native Americans' historical standing: - How 100,000 Pacific Islanders got their health care back:
27 min
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