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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Lunch Program
Why Has Title IX Become So Controversial?
R. Shep Melnick

R. Shep Melnick is the Tip O’Neill Professor of American Politics at Boston College and co-chair of the Harvard Program on Constitutional Government.  He is the author most recently of “The Transformation of Title IX:  Regulating Gender Equality in Education” (Brookings, 2018). His research has focused on the intersection of law, politics, and public policy. His previous books includes “Regulation and the Courts:  The Case of the Clean Air Act” (Brookings, 1983) and “Between the Lines:  Interpreting Welfare Rights” (Brookings, 1994), which won the 2012 “Lasting Contribution” award from the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts section. Before joining the political science department at Boston College, Melnick taught at Brandeis and Harvard. He has served as president of the New England Political Science Association and as an elected member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He received both is BA and Ph.D. from Harvard.

Professor Melnick will deliver the Salvatori Center's Lofgren Lecture on American Constitutionalism. 

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