Felix Cohen: Father of Federal Indian Law


Wednesday, December 1 Felix Margulies-Cohen
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sidney R. Yates Auditorium
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building

Felix Solomon Cohen joined the U.S. Department of the Interior Solicitor's Office in 1933. Learn how Cohen's experiences as a Jewish American and the persecution of European Jews before and during World War II shaped his career and legal philosophy. Dalia Tsuk Mitchell, Professor of Law and History at The George Washington University will discusses how his philosophy was inextricably bound to debates concerning the place of political, social, and cultural groups within American democracy.


Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Portrait of Felix Solomon Cohen

Courtesy of The City College of New York, CUNY.