LAPA Seminar with Bernadette Atuahene
Department:Program in Law and Public Affairs
Audience:Open to the Public
The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)’s seminar format encourages attendees to familiarize themselves with the paper in advance. A commentator may open the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author offers the first response.
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Bernadette Atuahene is a law professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the South African Land Claims Commission, and has also directed and produced an award-winning short documentary film about one South African family’s struggle to regain their land. She has been honored with the Fulbright Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relation’s International Affairs Fellowship, and Princeton’s Law and Public Affairs Fellowship. Atuahene has written extensively about land dispossession. Her first book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014), is based on 150 interviews she conducted with South Africans dispossessed of their land by the colonial and apartheid governments and who received some form of compensation post-apartheid. In 2015, she won a National Science Foundation Grant for her new book project about land and housing in Detroit. Atuahene earned her JD from Yale Law School and her MPA from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. After graduating, she served as a judicial clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and then practiced as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York.
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