The Perilous Quest for Equal Results


November 8, 2018 The Perilous Quest for Equal Results

~ A Russell Kirk Lecture ~

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC


Amy Wax

Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Our universities are now overwhelmingly dominated by a radical identity-based grievance culture in which a growing number of victim groups, whose priorities and assertions are rarely challenged, are given free rein to disparage, drown out, and silence views they deem offensive. As a result, our universities no longer value fearless inquiry, but rather seek to impose a reigning orthodoxy that offers an unrigorous and tendentious view of our intellectual traditions and politics. Amy Wax will analyze how that orthodoxy is enforced and, more importantly, how it can potentially be countered.

Amy L. Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she teaches remedies, social welfare law and policy, the law and economics of work and family, and conservative political and legal thought. A graduate of Yale College, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia Law School, she served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice from 1988 to 1994, where she argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court. She has published widely in law reviews and journals of opinion, including the Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, Commentary, American Affairs, National Affairs, The New Criterion, and First Things. She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies (2009 Hoover Press).

6:00 p.m. Registration | 6:30 p.m. Program | 7:30 p.m. Reception