President's Forum: An Evening with Linda Greenhouse
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New School President Bob Kerrey engages in a one-on-one discussion with Linda Greenhouse, former New York Times U.S. Supreme Court reporter and now Yale Law School's Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law.
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Greenhouse covered the Supreme Court for the New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and now writes a biweekly column on law for that paper. During her career at the Times, she received the Pulitzer Prize (1998), the American Political Science Association's Carey McWilliams Award for "a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics" (2002), and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (2004).
She is the author of two books: Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling (Kaplan Publishing, 2010), coauthored with Yale Law School professor Reva Siegel; and Becoming Justice Blackmun, a biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun (Henry Holt & Co., 2005).
Greenhouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and one of two nonlawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute, which awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal in 2002. She is also a member of the Council of the American Philosophical Society, which in 2005 awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize for writing in the humanities and jurisprudence. In 2009, she was elected to the Harvard University Board of Overseers. For two academic years (2004 and 2005), Greenhouse was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, lecturing and teaching at colleges and universities around the country, and she is currently a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Senate. She also lectures frequently to law school and judicial audiences and has been awarded nine honorary degrees.
A graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard) and member of Phi Beta Kappa, Greenhouse earned a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School (1978), which she attended on a Ford Foundation Fellowship.
Linda Greenhouse is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who covered the United States Supreme Court for nearly three decades for the The New York Times.
She will join Yale Law School in January 2009 as the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow.
Bob Kerrey is president of The New School in New York City.
For twelve years prior to becoming president of The New School, Bob Kerrey represented the State of Nebraska in the United States Senate. Before that, he served as Nebraska's governor for four years.
Bob Kerrey is the author of When I Was A Young Man: A Memoir, published by Harcourt Books (May 2002). He served as a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, currently leads a five year writing challenge sponsored by The National Commission on Writing in America's Schools and Colleges, and is co-chair with Newt Gingrich of The National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care.