Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently handed down decisions on two critical cases: Students for Fair Admissions (SFA) v. President and Fellows of Harvard and SFA v. University of North Carolina. Both cases addressed whether and how universities can create racially diverse student bodies.

What do we make of these decisions?  How does Notre Dame, as an institution deeply informed by Catholic Social Teaching, move forward? What is the future of affirmative action – and racial equity – in higher education in general?

Join us for a discussion of the legal, moral, and social implications of the Supreme Court’s latest move.

Presented by the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights, the Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Office of Institutional Transformation.


Fr. Bob Dowd
Vice President and Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Associate Professor of Political Science
Anna Haskins
Associate Director, Initiative on Race and Resilience and Associate Professor of Sociology
Eve Kelly
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Senior Advisor, Office of Institutional Transformation
Jennifer Mason McAward
Director, Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights and Associate Professor of Law
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