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Affirmative Action and Fisher: What Now?

The Century Foundation

Friday, July 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Although the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case of Fisher v. University of Texas to a lower court for further review, the justices laid out a new, tougher, set of rules for using race that require universities first to examine "race-neutral alternatives."  What are the benefits and drawbacks of various options: Providing a leg up to economically disadvantaged students of all races? Admitting students in the top percentage of their high school class, irrespective of test scores?  Creating new partnerships between universities and high schools?  Facilitating transfers from community colleges?  Eliminating legacy preferences for the children of alumni?

This panel discussion will include: 


Anthony P. Carnevale, Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Jennifer Gratz, Founder and CEO, XIV Foundation and plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Nancy McDuff, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management, The University of Georgia

Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Contributing writer, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (moderator)


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The Century Foundation- DC
1333 H Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Friday, July 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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The Century Foundation

The Century Foundation (TCF), founded in 1919 by the progressive businessman Edward A. Filene, is a nonprofit public policy research institution committed to the belief that a mix of effective government, open democracy, and free markets is the most effective solution to the challenges facing the United States.

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