On Thursday, March 24, 2016 the LBJ School will host Ms. Inimai Chettiar as part of the New Voices in Civil Rights Speaker Series. Ms. Chettiar is the Director of the Brennan Center for Justice, whose mission is seek “equal justice for all” by creating an effective, rational and fair legal system.
The event will be held in room 3.122 at 12:15 p.m. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.
Background on Inimai Chettiar
Before coming to the Brennan Center, Ms. Chettiar worked at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she was a lead architect of their nationwide Initiative to End Mass Incarceration. She also launched their state legislative campaign to reduce mass incarceration. Chettiar has also served as a fellow at the Center for American Progress, a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Lawrence M. McKenna at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and an elementary school teacher in Quito, Ecuador.
Her work has been featured in New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg and other outlets. She has published extensive scholarship on economic and fiscal policy and criminal law reform, and is listed in the national directory as a Top Wonk in criminal justice, economic policy, and race and economics.
Background on New Voices on Civil Rights Series
Over the past year, the LBJ School of Public Affairs has celebrated the monumental accomplishments of our namesake, President Lyndon B. Johnson, highlighting 50 years since the historic passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act and other significant legislation. As we reflect on these triumphs championed by LBJ and civil rights leaders across the country, we must look to the future to address the numerous contemporary civil rights issues facing America today. In this effort, the LBJ School has launched a speaker’s series - New Voices in Civil Rights – that underlines the work of individuals who are making a difference through advocacy or research in civil rights.