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Paul J. Schrag Lecture with James Q Whitman
February 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The 2021 Paul J. Schrag Lecture
“The American Influence on Nazi Race Law: Assessing U.S. Responsibility”
James Q. Whitman
Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law
Yale Law School
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes.
James Q. Whitman is Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale University, where he teaches criminal law among other subjects. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American and foreign law.
Presented by: The UW-Madison Department of History & the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Afro-American Studies, the Global Legal Studies Center, and the UW Law School.