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Pathbreaking ‘Race and Regulation’ lecture series begins September 28

September 28, 2021

The series is organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Law School’s Office of Equity & Inclusion as part of the “Achieving Racial Justice” colloquium launched last year.

Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School will host a major university-wide lecture series on race and regulation. Organized by the Penn Program on Regulation, the series seeks to enhance and foster inquiry into how government regulation has contributed to racial inequities as well as how changes to regulatory policies could be used to dismantle racist structures in society.

Chris Brummer Chris BrummerThe first lecture, “New Evidence on Racial Disparities in Financial Regulatory Leadership” by Chris Brummer, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Faculty Director of the Institute of International Economic Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, will be held today, Tuesday, September 28, via Zoom from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET.

For generations, Black financial regulators have been virtually absent across the United States government – a state of affairs that is deeply problematic from the standpoint of participatory democracy and economic inclusion. Their absence prevents the Black community from being represented in policy decisions that impact it profoundly and that affect the racial wealth gap. Brummer will share his latest research and discuss what the data indicate about the causes of the longstanding racial disparities in financial regulatory leadership.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation.

Other lecturers will include Jessica Trounstine of the University of California, Merced (Oct. 26), Guy-Uriel Charles of Harvard Law School (Nov. 2), the University of Pennsylvania’s George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights Dorothy Roberts (Nov. 16), and Jill Fisher of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Dec. 7).

Co-sponsored by the Law School’s Office of Equity & Inclusion, this series is part of the “Achieving Racial Justice” colloquium launched last year.

All Race and Regulation lectures this fall will be held over Zoom, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET, and are free and open to the public.

Click here for more information and to register.