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Senator John F. Kerry delivers the 2012 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture at New York Law School on March 2.
Introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Massachussetts), Senator Kerry's speech "The American Challenge in the Twenty-First Century" focused on the importance of global economic competitiveness. What will it take for the U.S. to create jobs, become energy independent, and out-compete, out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world and win in the global economy?
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Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture Series
New York Law School
The Shainwald Lecture Series was established by Sybil Shainwald, a 1976 graduate of New York Law School and a member of the school’s Board of Trustees, to honor her late husband Sidney, an impassioned consumer advocate. By bringing together public interest and consumer advocates, the Lecture Series continues Mr. Shainwald’s work and promotes the importance of law in the public interest.
The Shainwald Lecture Series brings together an audience committed to public service and to the ongoing development of programs and policies that promote the public interest. This has been and will continue to be an outstanding lecture series.
On Friday March 2, Ms. Shainwald and the New York Law School were honored to host Senator John F. Kerry as this year's keynote speaker. His speech "The American Challenge in the Twenty-First Century" focused on the importance of global economic competitiveness, and discussed the tough question of what it will take for the U.S. to create jobs, become energy independent, and out-compete, out-educate, and out-innovate the rest of the world and win in the global economy.
Senator Kerry joins a list of notable and distinguished speakers who have graced the Shainwald Lecture Series with their memorable and thought-provoking speeches:
April 22, 2004
“The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund: Public Law and Private Pain”
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq.
Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
The Feinberg Group, LLP
June 1, 2005
"Justice - What's Ahead?"
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Senior Senator from Massachusetts
May 2, 2006
“Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice”
Honorable Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
October 11, 2007
“Re-Introducing America to the World”
Honorable Chuck Hagel
Senior Senator from Nebraska
April 29, 2009
Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, Senior Judge
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
April 6, 2010
Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor
United States Supreme Court Justice (retired)
Watch the Lecture
Senator John F. Kerry delivers the 2012 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture at New York Law School