To honor Aspen Institute Lifetime Trustee and retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the Justice & Society Program created the Sandra Day O’Connor Conversation series. This four-year series brings distinguished speakers to Aspen to discuss topics that the Justice cares so much about, including civic education, judicial independence, and promotion of the rule of law internationally. The 2019 O’Connor Conversation will feature Jeff Flake, former US Senator from Arizona and author of “The Conscience of a Conservative” (2017).
The Sandra Day O’Connor Conversation is underwritten this year by law firms Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Garfield & Hecht; Foley Lardner LLP; and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, along with Honorable C. Boyden Gray. Past speakers have been Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Elena Kagan and Evan Thomas, author of the forthcoming biography of Justice O’Connor, “First: Sandra Day O’Connor.”