WILKES-BARRE, PA. (May 30, 2012) – The 2012 Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities featuring Hon. Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 at Wilkes University. The Rosenn Lecture featuring Booker, originally scheduled for April 22, was canceled due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. The mayor will speak about How to Change the World with Your Bare Hands. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at Wilkes. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.wilkes.edu/rosenn.
Booker, already a high-profile mayor for his work revitalizing New Jersey’s largest city, made headlines recently after a May 20 appearance on Meet the Press, in which he criticized the Obama campaign for ads attacking Republican opponent Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital. In April 2012, he made headlines of a different sort when he sustained second-degree burns rescuing a neighbor from a fire.
Booker took office as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city in July 2006, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2010. His mission is to set a national standard for urban transformation by marshalling the city’s resources to achieve security, economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering for individuals and families. Under Booker’s leadership, Newark has decreased violent crime, doubled affordable housing production and committed to a $40 million transformation of the city’s parks and playgrounds.
Booker received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, a bachelor’s degree in modern history from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his law degree at Yale University. He served as staff attorney for the Urban Justice Center in Newark in 1998 before serving four years as Newark’s Central Ward councilman. He is a member of numerous boards and advisory committees including Democrats for Education Reform, Columbia University Teachers’ College Board of Trustees, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
The Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities was established in memory of the Honorable Max Rosenn, senior judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Lecture Series was started in 1980 by Rosenn’s former law clerks and former law firm Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, with the assistance of family and friends.
For more information on the Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities, call 1- (800) WILKES-U, ext. 4330.