James Forman, Jr., on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM at The Salisbury School
Event Date : 11/15/2019
James Forman, Jr., is Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.  

After attending Brown University and Yale Law School, he worked as a law clerk for Judge William Norris of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.   After clerking, he joined the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where for six years he represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes.

Prof. Forman taught at Georgetown Law from 2003 to 2011, when he joined the Yale faculty.  At Yale, he teaches Constitutional Law, a seminar called Race, Class and Punishment, and a seminar called Inside Out: Issues in Criminal Justice, in which Yale law students study alongside men incarcerated in a Connecticut prison.

Douglas Schwartz on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM at Housatonic Valley Regional High School
Event Date : 10/18/2019
Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., has been director of the Quinnipiac University Poll since 1994, where he is responsible for the prestgious poll's methodology and all aspects of the survey process, directing each project from conception through analysis.

Schwartz began his career as a survey associate with the CBS News election and survey unit and as an election night analyst for the late 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley. He has taught courses on polling methodology and has served as president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research's New England Chapter.

Peter Baker on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 PM at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
Event Date : 09/20/2019
Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times.  He joined the Times in 2008 after reporting for The Washington Post for 20 years.

He is the author of several books including Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House and Obama: The Call of History.