Gamechangers Series - Ruth Bader Ginsberg - Her Life and Legacy

Helena Kennedy, Philippe Sands, Nina Pillard

Chair: Matthew Stadlen

25/01/2021 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, Available on KPlayer

A top panel discusses the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died aged 87 in September, in this Jewish Book Week online event. Nominated to the Supreme Court by Bill Clinton in 1993, she was the first Jewish woman and only the second woman ever to serve, which she did for the next 27 years, becoming a pop culture icon in the process. Barrister and broadcaster Baroness Helena Kennedy, lawyer and author Philippe Sands, and United States federal judge Nina Pillard discuss both the woman they knew and the judge who had such influence on American society. Chaired by writer and presenter Matthew Stadlen.

Sponsored by the Kennedy Leigh Charitable Trust

Helena Kennedy

Helena Kennedy QC has acted in many leading legal cases, including the Brighton Bombers’ trial and the Guildford 4 appeal. A Life Peer, she has received countless awards as an indefatigable fighter for justice.

Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at UCL and a practising barrister. His book, East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity, won the Baillie Gifford Prize.

Nina Pillard

Nina Pillard is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before becoming a judge, Nina was a tenured law professor at Georgetown University.

Matthew Stadlen

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen