Anita Allen a panelist for Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America

SCT Senior Fellow, Faculty and 2021 lecturer, Anita Allen, will participate in a virtual panel discussion as part of the UPenn Paideia Program's preceptorial, "Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America." The unique series of 13 interdisciplinary conversations among leading scholars and practitioners drawn from a wide range of fields will focus on the ways in which institutional racism is deeply embedded in different parts of our economic, political, social, and cultural systems. 

Event Details:

"Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America: The Economic System: Workplace Diversity, Culture, and Leadership
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 
5:00pm to 6:15pm ET

This event is open to the public. Learn more and register here.

Anita L. Allen is an internationally renowned expert on privacy law and ethics, and is recognized for contributions to legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. In July 2013, Allen was appointed Penn’s Vice Provost for Faculty, and in 2015, Chair of the Penn Provost’s Advisory Council on Arts, Culture and the Humanities. From 2010 to 2017, she served on President Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in 2015 and elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016. In 2017 Allen was elected Vice-President/President Elect of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. In 2015 Allen was on the summer faculty of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell. A two-year term as an Associate of the Johns Hopkins Humanities Center concludes in 2018. Her books include Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford, 2011); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2017); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); and Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).


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