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Thomas Mitchell was a panelist at "Kelo: A Decade Later," a conference examining the aftermath of the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another for economic development purposes. The conference was held at the University of Connecticut School of Law in March. Mitchell's panel discussed "Eminent Domain and Disadvantaged Communities."
Linda Greene has been appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health.
Alta Charo co-wrote an article, "A prudent path forward for genomic engineering and germline gene modification," that appeared in the March 20 issue of the journal Science. Charo and her co-authors — including David Baltimore, Jennifer Doudna, Paul Berg, George Daley and Hank Greely — call for a temporary worldwide moratorium on use of a new genome-editing technique that would alter human DNA in a way that babies could inherit. They argue that, to ensure public safety, further discussion is needed before moving forward with the technology.
Asifa Quraishi-Landes spoke at “Looking Back and Looking Forward: KARAMAH’s Progress for Gender Equity in the Muslim Community,” held in New York City in March. The event was organized by KARAMAH: Muslim Women’s Lawyers for Human Rights, to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing. Quraishi-Landes was a delegate of KARAMAH at the 1995 Beijing conference.