Civil Rights in the Age of Trump

January 25, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Knights of Columbus, 45 Boltwood Walk, Amherst

Speaker: Sudha Setty, ‎Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life at Western New England University School of Law

Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding are organizing this interactive session as a part of a series "Transforming This Moment." Question and concerns surrounding the future of civil rights under the Trump administration include: What are the prospects of a Muslim registry? What will be the future of marriage equality? Will refugees and immigrants have their status rescinded? Can Roe v. Wade be overturned? Will stop-and-frisk be enacted nationwide? Will their be a shift in the system of checks and balances? What protections does our constitution afford and what recourse is available to targeted communities? Professor Setty will provide an in-depth analysis of these issues and more.

Sudha Setty, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life and a Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law, teaches Law and Terrorism, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Business Organizations and Contracts. Her scholarly work focuses on comparative analysis of separation of powers, rule of law and national security issues. Professor Setty's recently completed book, National Security Secrecy: Comparative Effects of Democracy and the Rule of Law, will be published by Cambridge University Press early in 2017.