The 2021-2022 Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series features an outstanding line-up of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. The year-long, interdisciplinary series brings to Washington University nationally and internationally prominent experts in such areas as civil rights, racial justice, capital punishment, international human rights, government public service, and pro bono private practice. This popular series is now in its twenty-third year. Each program is free of charge and open to the public. All events will be on Zoom unless otherwise noted. Most talks provide 1.0 hour of Continuing Legal Education credit unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Karen Tokarz at 314.935.6414.

See below for the upcoming speakers for the 2021-2022 season.

Fall 2021

 

Professor Itai Sened | Head of The Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges, Founding Chair of the School of Social and Policy Studies, and Dean of the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University

“Covid-19, the Abraham Accords, and the 2021 Elections – Israel’s Politics in an Uncertain World”

This event is presented by the Washington University Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government & Public Policy; School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series; and Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Susan Appleton | WashU Lemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law
Lee Epstein | WashU Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished Professor
Adam Liptak | Journalist, New York Times
Greg Magarian | WashU Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law

“Constitution Day: Annual Supreme Court Review/Preview”

This event is presented by the Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement; the Weidenbaum Center for Economy, Government & Public Policy; US Arbitration & Mediation; and the American Constitution Society. MCLE 1.0

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Arsalan Iftikhar | Author, Fear of the Muslim Planet; Founder, The Muslim Guy; Senior Editor, The Islamic Monthly

“Fear of the Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order”

This event is presented by the Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series; Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute; Weidenbaum Center for Economy, Government & Public Policy; and John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics. MCLE 1.0

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Cash Nickerson | Author, Negotiation as a Martial Art: Techniques to Master the Art of Human Exchange;  Chairman, AKKA Technologies North America Business Unit

Negotiation as a Martial Art: Techniques to Master the Art of Human Exchange” 

This event is presented by the Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series and the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Center, in conjunction  US Arbitration & Mediation. MCLE 1.0

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