About Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
In 1980 he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, a book about the Constitution. His most recent book is entitled The Court and the World. His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist. They have three children (Chloe, Nell, and Michael) and five grandchildren.
About Noëlle Herrenschmidt
For the past 30 years, she has also explored enclosed places, jails and hospitals, in order to discover, thanks to drawings and testimonies, the inner workings of these places and how men and women live and work there.
Book after book, she has portrayed an image of our society and its key institutions: justice, health, religion, and, today, politics. From 2010 to 2016, she immersed herself in the political world in order to explain the backstage of the elaboration of law in France.
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About the Moderator
Holger SpamannHolger Spamann is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate finance. His research focuses on the law and economics of corporate governance and financial markets, judicial behavior, and comparative law. Before embarking on his academic career, he practiced with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and clerked for two years in Europe. He holds too many degrees, among them a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a Maîtrise en Droit from the Université de Paris I.
Through the Lens
We are pleased to welcome Jamie Cat Callan back to the Center for the release of her latest book, Parisian Charm School: Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi.Read More
Histoire d’une vie trop courte & Une Québécoise à Boston
Le Mois de la Francophonie continues with an evening of literature, en français, featuring Québécoise author Marie-Josée Duquette. Learn how she came to call Boston her home, then view Beantown through her eyes, including her favorite hidden spots.Read More
On May 3, 1968, Parisian students took to the street in protests that spread throughout France, quickly engulfing offices, factories and other places of work. This exhibition of works by the late French photographer Marc Riboud reminds us of both the passions of the moment and of the enigmatic playfulness that striking students and workers frequently displayed.Read More