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Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss™ examined aspects of civil society reflected in a selection of Dr. Seuss books, including tolerance, punishment, equality, civil and human rights, land use and property rights, and corporate responsibility, with the help of a cross-disciplinary group of scholars from law, humanities, and philosophy who are recognized leaders in these fields. Each of the panels addressed these topics as they relate to a specific Dr. Seuss title. The keynote address was given by Donald E. Pease, Professor of English and the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College and author of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Oxford University Press 2010).

Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss (March 1, 2013) New York Law School

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Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss™ examined aspects of civil society reflected in a selection of Dr. Seuss books, including tolerance, punishment, equality, civil and human rights, land use and property rights, and corporate responsibility, with the help of a cross-disciplinary group of scholars from law, humanities, and philosophy who are recognized leaders in these fields. Each of the panels addressed these topics as they relate to a specific Dr. Seuss title. The keynote address was given by Donald E. Pease, Professor of English and the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College and author of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Oxford University Press 2010).

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    Breakfast and Opening Remarks (8:15-9:00 a.m.)

    Breakfast and Opening Remarks (8:15-9:00 a.m.)

    Symposium Co-Chairs

    Tamara Belinfanti (Associate Professor of Law) and Richard Chused (Professor of Law), New York Law School

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    Panel I: The Shared Interests in Society in Horton Hears a Who (9:00-10:30 a.m.)

    Panel I: The Shared Interests in Society in Horton Hears a Who (9:00-10:30 a.m.)

    This panel of scholars considered the themes relating to shared interests in society arising from Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss™, including topics such as other-ness; tolerance; cruel and unusual punishment; collective action efforts; segmentation and marginalization; and culture clash.

    ■Richard Sherwin (Moderator), Professor of Law, New York Law School
    ■Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
    ■Anne McGillivray, Professor of Law, University of Manitoba
    ■Naomi Mezey, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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    Lunch with Keynote Speaker Professor Donald E. Pease (12:30-2:00 p.m.)

    Lunch with Keynote Speaker Professor Donald E. Pease (12:30-2:00 p.m.)

    The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, Dartmouth College and author of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Oxford University Press 2010).

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    Panel III: The Nature of War in The Butter Battle Book (2:15-3:15 p.m.)

    Panel III: The Nature of War in The Butter Battle Book (2:15-3:15 p.m.)

    Scholars explored how the themes relating to nature of war; international disputes and relations; ideological differences; the use of force; and nuclear warfare arise from The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss™.

    ■Molly Land (Moderator), Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
    ■Elena Baylis, Associate Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    ■Roger Clark, Board of Governors and Professor, Rutgers School of Law (Camden)
    ■John Hursh, O’Brien Fellow, McGill University Faculty of Law

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    Panel IV: Business and Society in The Lorax (3:30-4:45 p.m.)

    Panel IV: Business and Society in The Lorax (3:30-4:45 p.m.)

    In this panel, scholars surveyed business and society; corporate social responsibility; land use and regulation; and property rights as related to the concepts that arise from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss™.

    ■Tamara Belinfanti (Moderator), Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
    ■Alice Korngold, President and CEO, Korngold Consulting
    ■Miguel Padró, Project Manager, Aspen Institute Business and Society Project
    ■Brian Walsh, Director, Liquidnet

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    Closing Remarks (4:45-5:00 p.m.)

    Closing Remarks (4:45-5:00 p.m.)

    Doni Gewirtzman, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School

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