Women Leaders Series: Peace, Love, & Persuasion - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Strategy to Change the Hearts and Minds of the Supreme Court (Leading in a Diverse World)

Even though Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known for her epic dissenting opinions and serious collar game, her use of strategy and persuasion shouldn't be overlooked. In this session, we'll review aspects of RBG's long-game strategy to persuade the Supreme Court to change its mind about gender equality. While examining a handful of court cases, you'll learn how RBG: a) Strategically chose cases and represented men in court to chip away at legally sanctioned sex discrimination, b) Reframed legal issues to convince her target audience, c) Continuously built relationships within her network, including lawyers with differing views of the law, and d) Used questioning to become better liked and exert more influence while serving on the Supreme Court bench. All participants will leave with Ruth Bader Ginsburg gear and tips on using persuasion in their professional lives.

Presented by Sarah Louise Schupp, Assistant Director of External Relations, Cornell University Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center

Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact leadership@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.


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