On Tuesday September 10, Van Jones spoke at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. Jones is a news commentator, an advocate for social justice and New York Times bestselling author. He also served as President Barack Obama's special advisor for green jobs. Jones is also the President and Founder of Dream Corp., a justice incubator with the overarching goal of closing prison doors and opening doors of opportunity. His talk at Hancher was sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law as part of the Levitt family lecture series. After his presentation titled "Protest and Politics in the Age of Twitter," host Ben Kieffer moderated a question and answer period between Jones and the audience.
- Van Jones, news commentator, social justice advocate and New York Times bestselling author