The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Luke Charles Harris

African American Policy Forum
Director of Programs and Co-Founder
Dr. Luke Charles Harris, Director of Programs and Co-Founder of the African American Policy Forum, is an Associate Professor of American Politics and Constitutional Law at Vassar College. J.D. & LL.M Yale, Ph.D Princeton. He clerked for the late A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., the distinguished scholar and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and he served as a Fulbright Scholar to England at the University of Warwick, School of Law. Dr. Harris is the author of a series of critically acclaimed articles on questions of equality in contemporary America, the coauthor -- along with Kimberle Crenshaw, Danny Hosang and George Lipsitz -- of Seeing Race Again, Countering Color Blindness  Across the Disciplines; and the co-writer and chief consultant for Kathe Sandler’s 1993 award-winning documentary film A Question of Color.