The UP Experience 2012 speaker announced – DAVID R. DOW

David R DowThe UP Experience is pleased to welcome appellate attorney David R. Dow to the UP stage. During his presentation, "What Is the Value of Killing Someone?," David will discuss the constellation of social and economic choices we as a society are making when we pursue the death penalty at the expense of investing that money and energy in different ways.

Having represented more than 100 death-row inmates in their state and federal appeals, David has been interviewed regularly about his work, the problem with juries, and what it’s like to look a murderer in the eye. He writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law and theory, contracts, and death-penalty law. He is the Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center and the Rorschach Visiting Professor of History at Rice. In March 2000, David started the Texas Innocence Network, an organization that uses UH law students to investigate claims of actual innocence brought by Texas prisoners.

The most recent of the five books he has authored, The Autobiography of an Execution, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the 2010 Barnes and Nobel Discovery Award for non-fiction. His work frequently appears in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, and The Daily Beast.

To learn more about David R. Dow and why he believes capital punishment will be eliminated one day, sign UP today for our October 25th event.

The UP Experience
October 25, 2012

8:30am – 4:30pm
Stafford Performing Arts Theatre
10505 Cash Road
Stafford,TX 77477

David R. Dow image courtesy: University of Houston

UP LOGOThe UP Experience is an annual thought-leader conference held one day each October in Greater Houston, featuring domain-expert speakers from every area of work and culture. The purpose is to inspire, entertain and challenge by offering unique perspectives from unique people. Speakers are hand-selected for their expertise and ability to communicate passionately and succinctly. The UP Experience schedules time for attendees to meet and talk with all speakers. This is the only conference of this breadth and quality offered on America’s South Coast.


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