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UPDATE: An evening with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

May 11, 2017








UPDATE:  While the NIU Travel with the Professor bus trip is sold out, individual tickets for the evening with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have not yet gone on sale and will be available direct from Roosevelt University for those who are interested in attending on their own. Sign up to receive a notification for when the tickets are on sale so you don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

NIU Travel with the Professor Series will be attending a once-in-a-lifetime evening with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak in conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Justice Ginsburg, who has served on the nation’s highest court since 1993, will discuss her life and career. She was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2015 and is the best-selling author of “My Own Words” (2016).

The NIU Travel with the Professor Series provides an opportunity for an introduction to the event and the chance to ask questions of an expert after the performance.

Artemus Ward is a professor of political science and a faculty associate at the College of Law at Northern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1999 and worked as a staffer on the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, Fox News, C-SPAN and in the New York Times, Associated Press and the New Republic. He is a two-time, award-winner of the Hughes-Gossett Prize for historical excellence by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Ward is currently teaching courses on constitutional law, civil rights, judicial politics, mass media and American politics, American presidential elections, law and film, law and baseball, and politics and popular music. He periodically offers experiential learning courses for his students including week-long advanced seminars on American politics in Washington, D.C., and summer study abroad courses at Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Ticketholders for this sold out event will depart from the Normal Road (east) entrance of the Holmes Student Center at 4 p.m., and will return at approximately 11 p.m.

For more information, call 815-753-1456, or email [email protected].