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Minnesota law professor to speak on regionalism and civil rights, Nov. 14

John A. Powell, University of Minnesota Law School professor and executive director of the Institute on Race and Poverty, will lecture on "Regionalism and Civil Rights," Tuesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. at Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus.

Powell, who joined the Minnesota law school faculty in 1993, teaches race and poverty, civil rights law, property law, and jurisprudence. Seven years ago, he founded the Institute on Race and Poverty, a strategic research center focusing on the unique dynamic created by the intersection of racial segregation and poverty. The Institute's goals are to create scholarship, commentary, and dialogue to promote a better understanding of the issues confronting communities that face the combined challenges of racial segregation and poverty.

Prior to his current position, Powell received an International Human Rights Fellowship from the University of Minnesota to work in southern Africa. He has served as a consultant to the government of Mozambique and as the national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Isles, Inc., a Trenton-based community service organization. It is free and open to the public.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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