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A Chat With Indiana’s First Female Attorney General

November 2, 2023 at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT
Virtually Hosted by IUAA

Pamela L. Carter, JD’84, LLD’99, has been a social worker, a corporate executive, an attorney, an elected official, and a director of for-profit and nonprofit boards. Her career is varied but connected by a common thread—service to others and the pursuit of excellence. Inspired by a childhood meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she has sought, throughout her career, to advance people’s rights in ways that strengthened the community overall.

Join us on November 2 for a conversation with Pamela Carter, moderated by Karen Bravo, Dean of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law. In addition to revisiting impactful and transformative moments of Pamela’s life, a discussion surrounding the various opportunities for lawyers and other professionals to navigate their professions in a fast-changing world will be explored. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Pamela Carter is chair of the board of Enbridge Inc., the largest energy and renewable company in North America, and serves on several other corporate and not-for-profit boards. She is the retired president of Cummins Distribution Business, and the former state attorney general of the state of Indiana, the first Black and female elected to this position in Indiana and in the United States.

Karen E. Bravo is dean and professor of law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. A well-known international law scholar and expert in the study of human trafficking, Dean Bravo’s research interests include labor liberalization, personhood, slavery, and human trafficking. She is the founder and leader of the Slavery Past, Present and Future project. The interdisciplinary initiative brings together scholars of slavery from a multiplicity of disciplines.


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