Art of Social Change: Speaker Schedule
Fall 2007

Below is the schedule for the Fall 2007 CAP course Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education and Juvenile Justice (LAW-30691A), which was formerly called Child Advocacy Policy Workshop. Click here for the Course Information, Syllabus, and Schedule for Fall 2007.

Students will be exposed to a variety of strategies for changing law and policy, focusing on the areas of child welfare (abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption both domestic and international), education, and juvenile justice. We will bring into the classroom as visiting lecturers leaders from the worlds of policy, practice, and academia - people who have themselves operated as successful change agents, and who represent different disciplines, career paths, and strategies for change.

The course, which is co-taught by Prof. Bartholet and Ms. Budnitz, meets from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in Pound Hall, Rm 107 at Harvard Law School on Thursdays in Fall 2007. Following each class meeting, we will host a reception where students will have the opportunity to talk informally with the visiting speakers, as well as with the HLS Faculty and those from the Boston-area child advocacy community who form a regular part of our audience. Each student will have the option of attending one of the dinners involving the visiting speakers, the Faculty, and interested others, that will take place after the reception.

ClassDateTopicGuest Lecturers


Sept. 6Course OverviewElizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program


Sept. 13History of Child WelfareJohn E.B. Myers, Distinguished Professor and Scholar, Univ. of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law


 Sept. 20Significance of the Environment to Childhood Development Charles Nelson, Richard David Scott Chair of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/ Children's Hospital Boston 


 Sept. 27 The Global Picture Jacqueline Bhabha, Exec. Dir., University Committee on Human Rights Studies, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy


Oct. 4  Significance of Biology to Parenting Brian Powell, Professor and Co-Director of the Preparing Future Faculty Program, Department of Sociology, Indiana University


Oct. 11 Early Childhood Education Margaret Blood, President, Strategies for Children
James E. Ryan, Academic Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Univ. of Virginia School of Law


Oct. 18Substance Abuse & Child MaltreatmentNancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and Executive Director, Children and Family Futures
8Nov. 1Race & the Child Welfare SystemRichard Barth, Professor and Dean, Univ. of Maryland School of Social Work
9Nov. 8Closing the Achievement GapJohn King, Managing Director, Excellence and Preparatory Networks of Uncommon Schools and Founder and Former Co-Director, Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute and Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
10Nov. 15Alternatives to Detention and Other Juvenile Justice Reform EffortsJane Tewksbury, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Responder Panel of Juvenile Justice Experts: Elyse Clawson, Executive Director, Crime and Justice Institute, Josh Dohan, Director, Youth Advocacy Project; Stephen Limon, Juvenile Court Judge, Suffolk Juvenile Court, Trial Courts of Massachuset
11Nov. 29Child Advocacy Strategies: The Children's Defense FundMaryLee Allen, Director, Child Welfare and Mental Health Division, Children's Defense Fund
12Dec. 6Child Advocacy Strategies: Orphans of Rwanda and Partners in Health

Please note: This session will be held in Landgell South instead of our regular classroom.
Dai Ellis, Co-Founder, Orphans of Rwanda and Director of the Drug Access Team, Clinton Foundation

Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners in Health and Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Univ.


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