Ithaca Celebration | SpeakersFeatured Keynote Speaker:
Kathleen Sullivan, SP71, CB72, TA74, is the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former Dean of Stanford Law School, as well as a partner at the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. A nationally prominent scholar and teacher of constitutional law, she has published articles on federalism, religion, speech, equality, and constitutional theory. From 1999 to 2004, Kathleen served as the eleventh dean of Stanford Law School and the first woman dean of any school at Stanford. She graduated with a BA from Cornell (during which she lived at the Cornell Branch) and received her JD from Harvard Law School.
Featured Book Discussion Author:
Danielle Evans, SP99, is an Assistant Professor of Literature at American University and the author of “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self,” a collection of short stories. Her work has appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, Callaloo, and Phoebe, has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008. She received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and was a fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
Jennifer 8. Lee ,SP93, is an author, journalist, and explorer. Her book The Fortune Cookie Chronicles celebrates the role of Chinese food in America. A former reporter at The New York Times for nine years, she has survived an interview by Stephen Colbert, made dumplings with Martha Stewart, and is a trustee of the Food Chapter of the Awesome Foundation.