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LAPA Associate Director Leslie Gerwin authors recent Op-Eds

Updated 08/30/2013

Leslie Gerwin is the Associate Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  She holds degrees in law, public health and public policy.  She is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where she teaches Public Health Law and Policy. At Princeton, she teaches an Undergraduate seminar on Urban Education Reform in the American Studies Program and runs a program for public policy students, which examines the role of law in public policy decisionmaking.  As a participant in  the Op Ed Project at Princeton University, she has returned to her roots in public policy analysis and advocacy in areas of her expertise and experience.

  • "ESPN vs. NFL: A Win for the NFL Is a Loss for the Players and Fans";

  • "Gun rights vs women's rights," Need to Know on PBS, 12/24/12;
  • "Let's Change the Discourse Over Gun Violence by Committing to Protect the Public's Health,"Huffington Post, 12/19/2012;
  • "Forget the Olympics: Great Britain Beats U.S. in Providing Safety and Healthcare," Alternet, 8/10/12;
  • "The Supreme Court's Missed Opportunity to Treat Health and Death With Dignity (with Sanford Levinson),"Huffington Post, 6/15/2012;
  • "Montgomery Superintendent Earl Kim served as strong advocate for public school students," Times of Trenton, 5/25/2012;
  • "It is Wrong to Ransom College Affordability with Preventive Health Funds," Huffington Post, 5/10/2012;
  • "Why Everyone Should Celebrate Jim Yong Kim's Election as President of the World Bank," Huffington Post, 4/25/2012;
  • "Will SCOTUS Be Found Wanting In the Court of Public Opinion?," Need to Know on PBS, 4/10/2012;
  • "What the Fukushima and BP Disasters Remind Us About Our Failure to Communicate," Huffington Post, 3/22/2012;
  • "Flu Season and Fiction: What Downton Abbey and Contagion Tell Us About Facing Reality," Huffington Post, 3/8/2012;
  • "Is the Media Flunking an Epidemic Readiness Test?," Huffington Post, 2/23/2012;
  • "The Bird Flu Debate: How to Avoid Ruffling Feathers While Still Having a Real Conversation ," Huffington Post, 2/10/2012;
  • "Why we're not prepared for a flu pandemic," CNN Opinion, 12/23/2011;