Thematic Sessions explore the meeting theme of transgressing boundaries inI mean, the jokes about this practically write themselves. Unfortunately, however, they do not actually write themselves, and seeing as I am rushing around for what by tentative plans will be over three weeks away from here, I do not have any time to devise them.
numerous ways, and several sessions feature talks by distinguished scholars who have
played strategic roles themselves in challenging gatekeepers. At a session on
Breaking Boundaries by Law, look for Jack Greenberg, who as Director of the NAACP
Legal Defense Fund worked to bring the case of Brown vs. Board of Education to the
Supreme Court. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who moved the country to accept open discussion
about sexual behavior, will participate in a session on Sexual Boundaries. Jeremy
Waldron, the world renowned political philosopher, will speak at a special thematic
session on Torture.
Bonus Dr. Ruth Wikipedia trivia: she was apparently trained as a sniper during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.