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In upcoming Race and Regulation Series lecture, Prof. Anita Allen will explore the intersection of racial justice and privacy law

January 31, 2022

Prof. Allen’s lecture will be the first of five Race and Regulation lectures to be held throughout the spring.

The Penn Program on Regulation’s Race and Regulation Lecture Series will resume its spring schedule on Wednesday, February 9 with Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Anita Allen’s lecture, “Race and Privacy Regulation,” during which she will present new, pathbreaking scholarship exploring why privacy law must take race explicitly into account.

Allen is an internationally renowned expert on privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education and the author of Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide? and Privacy Law and Society.

The Race and Regulation Lecture Series, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) and co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as part of the “Achieving Racial Justice” colloquium launched in 2020, examines how government regulation has contributed to racial inequities and how regulatory policy changes can help dismantle racist structures in society. This lecture is co-hosted by the Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC).

For Allen’s lecture, Ezekiel Dixon-Román, Associate Professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, will serve as discussant. Christopher S. Yoo, the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science at the Law School and Director of CTIC, will moderate. Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and director of PPR, will deliver opening and closing remarks.

Other lecturers slated for the spring are as follows:

  • February 22Brian D. Feinstein, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, The Wharton School: “Board Diversity Matters: An Empirical Assessment of Community Lending at Federal Reserve-Regulated Banks”

  • March 1Olatunde C.A. Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School: “Vaccination Equity by Design (with Lessons for Designing Equitable Housing, Transportation, and Education Policy)”

  • March 23Ming Hsu Chen, Visiting Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law: “Race, Immigration, and Political Inequality”

  • April 5Daniel E. Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Stanford Law School: “Administrative Law’s Racial Blind Spot”

Allen’s lecture will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. The remaining lectures will be held via Zoom from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET. All Race and Regulation lectures are free and open to the public.

For Race and Regulation lectures held during the fall of 2021, visit the PPR’s YouTube channel for a playlist of the video recordings.

Register for Allen’s webinar.

Learn more about all of the Race and Regulation lectures scheduled this spring.