Menard Family Lecture

On the left, a purple banner over a gray patterned background has white text that reads Inaugural 2021 Menard Family Lecture on Drug Policy and Criminal Justice. On the right, a second purple banner has photographs of Eric Holder and Piper Kerman with their names in white text underneath.

Inaugural 2021 Menard Family Lecture on Drug Policy and Criminal Justice

Thursday, October 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. EDT | Zoom

The Drug Enforcement and Policy Center held the Inaugural 2021 Menard Family Lecture on Drug Policy and Criminal Justice on Thursday, October 7. The event featured Eric H. Holder, Jr., former Attorney General of the United States, and Piper Kerman, social justice advocate and author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” and special guests Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Chief U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley for the Southern District of Ohio.

The event was made possible by a grant from the Menard Family and Menard, Inc. The purpose of this annual lecture is to engage the public and the Ohio State community on subject matter related to criminal justice, drug policy, and law. It aims to elevate general awareness of the mission of the center and provide thought-provoking content to both experts and non-experts alike.

This event was held virtually and served as a keynote for the Understanding Drug Sentencing Symposium. The symposium was co-hosted by the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and the Academy for Justice at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

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Moderator:

Douglas A. Berman, Professor and Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Director, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

Panelists:

Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States
Piper Kerman, Social Justice Advocate and Author
The Honorable Maureen O’Connor, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
The Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio

Read more about these speakers on our participants page.