14th Annual Carole Samuelson Lecture in Public Health Practice, Jennifer Bradley, JD

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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14th Annual Carole Samuelson Lecture
in Public Health Practice


Jennifer Bradley, JD

Director, Aspen Center for Urban Innovation


"Connecting Innovation & Inclusion for Birmingham's Future."


January 19, 2017

Hill Student Center Ballroom

11:30 AM


Jennifer Bradley is the founding director of the Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute. She joined the Institute in 2015 after spending seven years as a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.

While at Brookings, she co-authored The Metropolitan Revolution (Brookings Press, 2013) with Bruce Katz. The book, which was widely praised and cited, explains the critical role of metropolitan areas in the country’s economy, society, and politics.

Jennifer has worked extensively on the challenges and opportunities of older industrial cities and has co-authored major economic turnaround strategies for Ohio and Michigan. She has also written for Newsweek, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and Next American City.

A former attorney, Jennifer co-authored Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases that affirmed the constitutional powers of local governments and secured greater environmental protections, including the landmark case, Massachusetts v. EPA.

Jennifer has a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, an MPhil from Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship, and a B.A. from the University of Texas. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.