Northwestern University

Wed 3:30 PM

Winter 2019 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture: Jocelyn Samuels

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Scott Hall, Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, 601 University Place, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Patricia Reese  

Group: School of Education and Social Policy

Category: Academic


Jocelyn Samuels is the executive director of the Williams Institute. For more than two years, Samuels was the Director of the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, where she oversaw civil rights enforcement with respect to hospitals, healthcare providers, insurers, and human services agencies. In that role, Samuels spearheaded development of regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act—the first broad-based federal law to prohibit sex discrimination in federally funded healthcare. The regulations that she developed represented a groundbreaking development for LGBT equality, protecting LGBT individuals by prohibiting discrimination based on sex stereotyping and gender identity.

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