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- A Right to "Know" or a Right to "No"?
October 25 2016 at 9:00 AM
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Levin Center at Wayne Law and The Constitution Project present "A Right to 'Know' or a Right to 'No'?" This conference will examine the congressional-executive branch struggle over access to information.
There is a constant tension between Congress' constitutional responsibility to oversee the workings of the executive branch and the president's claims of executive privilege and deliberative process in order to protect the inner workings of the White House. The frequency and force of these claims, as well as Congress' willingness and ability to push back, varies from Congress to Congress based on a host of elements. These include the popularity of the president, the leadership of the Congress, the issues being investigated, the degree of public interest, the presence or absence of criminal culpability, the individual personalities involved and of course, the state of the law.With a new president and a new Congress set to begin in 2017, it is a meaningful time to review the rights, rules and principles that govern this inter-branch tug of war and to contemplate the path forward. Is reform necessary to ensure that Congress can access the information it needs to check the executive branch effectively? How should Congress best be held accountable for using its oversight powers and tools appropriately?
Panelists and moderators include:
Retired U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, chair, Levin Center at Wayne Law; Wayne Law's distinguished legislator in residence
Jocelyn Benson, director, Levin Center at Wayne Law
Steve Castor, deputy general counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Josh Chafetz, professor, Cornell Law School
Linda Gustitus, co-director of training and conferences, Levin Center at Wayne Law; former staff director, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Kerry Kircher, former general counsel, U.S. House of Representatives
Mort Rosenberg, former specialist in American public law, Congressional Research Service
Virginia Sloan, president, The Constitution Project
Ron Weich, dean, University of Baltimore School of Law
Andrew Wright, associate professor, Savannah Law School
A light continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register here
- Corktown Farmer's Market
October 27 2016 at 4:00 PM
Detroit Institute of Bagels
Corktown Farmer’s Market is freshening up Detroit with their annual 2016 street local vendors of fruits, vegetables and more! Part of Detroit’s Community Market on Saturday, Corktown will feature an amazing array of after-labor food including Fisheye Farms who were highlighted on Channel 7 WXYZ.
Enjoy French quiches from Amour de Quiches, seasonal berries from Burda’s Berries, or produce from Food Field grown on Detroit soil. Or try the hyped Detroit Ento insect protein gaining local attention! Support 21 local businesses selling at the Corktown Farmers Market this year.
Over six local growers provide chemical-free food with many of them accepting debit/credit payments. The market will work every Thursday from 4 P.M to 7 P.M for 20 weeks beginning May 26, 2016 through October 29, 2016. For more information visit http://www.corktownfarmersmarket.com/
- Achieving Education Success - Lessons from the Front
October 27 2016 at 5:00 PM
Is the public education system in the United States irretrievably broken? Many would argue yes, says David L. Kirp, the James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley, an author, and a New York Times opinion writer. "If you listen to the critics, public education is dead. [They say] it's a hopelessly bloated bureaucracy...and charter schools, vouchers, or at least radically reconstituted public schools are the answer. I argue to the contrary."
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program in the College of Education invites you to come learn and discuss how high need school districts across the country are helping their students attain academic success. Join us for a lecture delivered by Kirp and a panel discussion moderated by Alicia Nails, director of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University, that will include:
Michael F. Addonizio, professor, Wayne State University
David Arsen, professor, Michigan State University
Sue C. Carnell, superintendent, Westwood Community School District
Michele A. Harmala, superintendent, Wayne-Westland Community Schools
Alycia Meriweather, superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District
Kirp is a nationally renowned author and expert on programs and practices that are producing excellent results in our nation’s high need public school systems. He will discuss critical attributes of the most and least effective programs in public education.
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Registration and Reception Participants will have an opportunity to network with panelists, educators, and other attendees. Refreshments will be served.
6:00-7:45 p.m. | Lecture and Panel Discussion
Free parking will be available. Details will be provided upon RSVP.This event is supported by the June G. and Irvin H. Yackness Endowed Lectureship Series and the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies at Wayne State University.
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