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Co-sponsored by the Law School, “A Conversation with Stacey Abrams” covers broad range of topics from gerrymandering to romance novels

February 23, 2021

During “A Conversation with Stacey Abrams,” the Georgia politician sat down with Ben Jealous, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former NAACP leader, to discuss topics from gerrymandering to romance novels in a lively virtual discussion.

The event was sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program, and Provost’s Office.

Dean Ted Ruger introduced Abrams and Jealous at the event.

From Penn Today:

In introducing Abrams and Jealous, Ruger noted a tweet Jealous sent the night before the event. In it, Jealous pointed out that he and Abrams organized together in 1994, both ran for governor in 2018 (Jealous ran in Maryland), and both worked together for almost three decades, but the Penn event would be the first time Jealous had ever interviewed Abrams.

“We’re lucky to be part of this first,” Ruger said.

Their conversation covered such a range of topics Abrams joked at one point that it was “like the strangest game of ‘Jeopardy’ ever.”

Read more and watch a video of the virtual discussion at YouTube (available until March 7).