Author Martin B. Gold to Talk about Forbidden Citizens at Tufts University on 4/29

Boston, April 15, 2016, Attorney Martin B. Gold, author of Forbidden Citizens, will give a lecture about his book at Tufts University on April 29. This event is sponsored by the Chinese American Citizens Alliances(CACA) Boston Lodge, and hosted by Tufts University. Other sponsors include East Boston Savings Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the Greater Boston Group of Morgan Stanley.

Following passage of Senate Resolution 201 on October 2011 and House Resolution 683 in June 2012, expressing regret for the Chinese exclusion laws, Covington & Burling LLP’s Martin Gold penned Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History, a book that for the first time traces the timeline and background of those laws.

Acting pro bono on behalf of the Chinese-American community, Covington helped to secure adoption of the resolution. In Forbidden Citizens, Mr. Gold documents the legislative debates and actual texts of the nine exclusion measures, quoting both supporters and opponents of the bills in full detail.

Martin B. Gold is a partner with Capitol Counsel LLC. He brings over 40 years of experience, both on Senate staff and in private practice. He is a recognized authority on matters of congressional rules and parliamentary strategies. Gold is the author of “Senate Procedure and Practice,” a widely consulted primer on Senate Floor procedure, now in its third edition (2013). He frequently advises in offices of Senators and serves on the adjunct faculty at George Washington University. Before domestic business, professional and academic audiences, he often speaks about Congress as well as political and public policy developments.


6:00 pm – “Forbidden Citizens” – Martin B. Gold
7:00 pm – Questions and Answers
7:15 pm – Book Signing & Dinner


Behrakis auditorium, Tufts University
150 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111

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