Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture ─ Cristian Farias: Everybody Counts: A Decennial Census That Is Fair to All

Event poster

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5:30pm – 6:30pm

True North Classroom (101), Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Reception to follow.

Legal affairs journalist Cristian Farias will examine the controversy surrounding recent efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census for this year's Alexander Meiklejohn lecture. He will discuss the centrality of race and racism in how America has approached its constitutional obligation to count every person across the land, and will analyze ongoing efforts to exclude people from the census count on the basis of who they are or where they come from.

The Alexander Meiklejohn Lecture was named for civil libertarian, Brown alumnus, and former Brown dean Alexander Meiklejohn, and focuses on the theme of freedom and the U.S. Constitution. Meiklejohn graduated from Brown in 1893, and served as its dean from 1901 to 1912.

Events from our Partners