Know Law, Use Law, Shape Law: Legal Empowerment and A Deeper Version of Democracy

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
Auditorium B
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:15pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a talk by Vivek Maru, CEO of Namati and World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Through stories from India, Kenya, and the United States, Vivek will describe how barefoot lawyers and communities are securing environmental justice, citizenship, housing, and, ultimately, a voice in the decisions that affect them. 


Video of VIVEK MARU | RULE OF LAW FOR ALL | 2016

Learn more:

- A recent essay, by Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times, about Namati paralegals supporting communities to seek environmental justice in India.

- An essay Vivek Maru wrote in Foreign Policy, offering four principles for overcoming the challenge of delivering access to justice at scale (attached).