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Harvard Kennedy School Adds Cornell William Brooks

Harvard Kennedy School Adds Cornell William Brooks

Cornell William Brooks has been appointed professor of the practice of public leadership and social justice at Harvard Kennedy School. The former President and CEO of the NAACP, civil rights attorney, and ordained minister is the first leader of a national civil rights organization to join the Kennedy School’s senior faculty. Brooks will teach courses, advise students, and launch and direct The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at the School’s Center for Public Leadership. He will also be a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School. Brooks was most recently visiting professor of social ethics, law, and justice movements at Boston University’s School of Law and School of Theology. He was a Visiting Fellow and Director of the Campaign and Advocacy Program at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. Prior to leading the NAACP, Brooks was President and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, served as Senior Counsel and Acting Director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities at the FCC, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, and a trial attorney at both the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Department of Justice. The Jackson State University graduate holds advanced degrees from Yale Law School and a Master of Divinity from Boston University’s School of Theology. More here.

Kamala Harris Probes Kavanaugh Over Abortion, Voting Rights, and Russia Probe

Kamala Harris Probes Kavanaugh Over Abortion, Voting Rights, and Russia Probe

Hispanic Lawmakers Press Cabinet Officials on Separated Children

Hispanic Lawmakers Press Cabinet Officials on Separated Children