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Reversing the Effects of Mass Incarceration: Ways to Reform the Criminal Justice System

William H. Gates Hall

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The incarceration rate in the United States is the highest in the world, which has led some to call our current criminal justice structure a system of Mass Incarceration. This system—which contains over 2 million people in American prisons and jails—has decimated communities, especially those of color, created two tiers of justice, one for the rich and the other for the poor, and, in some instances, has resulted in government spending more money on incarceration than education.

The University of Washington School of Law and the Gates Public Service Law Program invites you to a forum on how we as a community can reverse the effects of Mass Incarceration through implementing criminal justice reforms. The forum will cover sentencing reform, prison rehabilitation programs, and prison reentry.


Yom HaShoah: Universal Perspectives on Holocaust Remembrance

William H. Gates Hall
Room 119
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Guest Speaker: Reut Cohen, New Israel Fund Civil Liberties Law Program Fellow
Respondents: Rabbi Oren Hayon, Hillel UW; UW Professor Stephen Rosenbaum, UW Law

As the Holocaust (Shoah) is observed throughout the world this week and the UW community welcomes jurist, memoirist and concentration camp survivor Thomas Buergenthal, it is a fitting time to consider the contemporary commemoration of state-sponsored murder by the Nazi regime. Lawyer/Activist Reut Cohen writes: "We Israelis grow up in the shadows of the Holocaust. It's always there and always very present. I don't this this is necessarily bad, but I recognize two possible educational messages that derive from this: the first is 'We must never let this happen us (Jews/Israel) again and have to do everything in order to prevent it' and the second is 'We must never let this happen again to any other nation or people.'"
Co-sponsors: (partial list)
Wm. H. Gates Public Service Law Program
Center for Human Rights
Law Societies and Justice
Hillel UW
Jewish Law Students Ass'n (UW Law)
Ctr for Human Rights and Justice (UW Law)

Light lunch provided, please rsvp to gatespsl@uw.edu

Global IP Strategy in Action: Microsoft in India

William H. Gates Hall
Gates 117
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Law, Technology & Arts Group University Washington School of Law invites you to attend the meeting with Mr. Vipin Aggarwal, Senior Attorney and Director-Intellectual Property at Microsoft, India.

Mr. Aggarwal will speak on “Global IP Strategy in Action: Microsoft in India.”

Mr. Aggarwal joined Microsoft India in 2012 as a Senior Attorney and Director-Intellectual Property where he focuses on managing all IP matters for Microsoft including its Anti-Piracy Efforts. He manages the patent filings and provides guidance for open source and third party IP usage. He also leads investigations of pirated and counterfeit MS products and works with law enforcement and judicial authorities to stop pirated and counterfeit products from entering and being used by customers. Since 2012, Mr. Aggarwal has been the Country Chair of Business Software Alliance India Committee (www.bsa.org) as the member company representative of Microsoft India. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Aggarwal worked at GENPACT LLC as VP and Legal Counsel, Privacy and Intellectual Property.

The meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Room 117.

Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided for lunch. Please RSVP in Symplicity by Monday, April 28th at 5 pm. to help us estimate food quantities.

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