We apologise that this event needs to be postponed and will be rescheduled later in the year.

The organiser will contact all who have registered.


FREE EVENT: Conversation with Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman (Harvard AB, LLB) & London Deputy Mayor Matthew Ryder. Moderated by Professor Henrietta Moore.

England and America have similar issues surrounding the civil law and poverty: how law enforcement, the substitution of prisons and jails for mental hospitals, and welfare policies have made it a crime to be poor. In Peter Edelman’s most recent book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty inAmerica, he addressed the gross constitutional violations, as well as a regular mistreatment of individuals because they are black, poor, or both. He will be joined by Matthew Ryder, QC, London Deputy for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement. Ryder represented the families of Stephen Lawrence and Ian Tomlinson, both of whom were poor though one was Black, and the other White. 

Together they will explore Civil Law & Poverty and offer recommendations on how to consider the factors of the poverty, class, and race when interpreting the law.

Wed 16 May 2018
18:00 – 20:00 BST

Jeffrey Hall, UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way

UCL Culture I Institute of Global Prosperity
Centre for Access to Justice I Institute of the Americas
The Harvard Club of the United Kingdom


After the talk, you are invited to continue the discussion with Professor Edelman and Mr. Ryder over dinner. Professor Edelman will give out signed copies of his book at dinner. 
Time: 20:00 - 21:30
Location: The Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Cost: £30 (dinner and book)