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Emily Buss : Additional Activities

Midway Dinner address, February 6, 2008.


The Extension of Federal Foster Care Funding to Age 21, Co-convened with the John Burton Foundation (October 2007)

Legal Issues Affecting the Transition from Foster Care to Independence (February 2006)

Media Appearences

Odyssey, WBEZ, Participated on panel discussing the Children's Internet Protection Act, March 28, 2002

CNN Tonight. Interviewed about surrogate mother suing the potential adoptive parents for backing out when it was discovered she was having twins, August 13, 2001

Odyssey, WBEZ, Participated on panel discussing juvenile justice policy in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Juvenile Court, June 30, 1999

CBS Evening News, Interviewed about Parental Responsibility Laws, May 2, 1999

Board and Committee Involvement

Local School Council, Christopher School (Chicago Public School System)

  • Member, 2004-2009

National Advisory Committee, Nebraska Juvenile Offender and GAL Studies

  • Member 2008-09

The University of Chicago

  • Chair, Campus Planning Committee, 2008-2009
  • Member, Women’s Leadership Council, 2008-present
  • Member, Task Force on Work-Life Balance, 2008
  • Member,Athletic Board , 1998-2001
  • Chair, Board of Student and Campus Life. Subcommittee on Athletics, 2001-2002
  • Member, Board of Student and Campus Life, 2001-2002

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

  • Board of Directors, 2004-present
  • Chair, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs, Board of Directors, 2009-present

Local School Council, Blair Early Childhood Center

  • President, 2000-2002
  • Member, 1999-2000