Lectures, conferences, and symposia

See the Law School calendar for additional information.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4

Monday, February 4, Woodburn Hall 120, 6:00 p.m.

A Palestinian Point of View with Human Rights Activist Bassem Eid

The Maurer School of Law is partnering with Hillel at IU and several other organizations to host speaker Bassem Eid. Hillel has extended a special invitation to all law students and faculty, as the presentation promises to be very interesting and relevant to their areas of interest.

Wednesday, February 6, Moot Court Room, noon
The Addison Harris Lecture, featuring Kim Scheppele

Abstract: Around the world, democratic citizenries are electing leaders who proceed to dismantle previously existing constitutional constraints on the power of the executive. From Hungary and Poland, to Venezuela and Ecuador, to Turkey and Russia, and perhaps even to the United States, democratically elected leaders are eschewing checks and balances and rejecting independent judiciaries, media and civil society. These new autocratic leaders appear wildly popular and are often reelected. Why have democratically elected leaders with autocratic aspirations appeared across such a wide array of democratic governments at once? How have they undermined constitutional government and yet claimed democratic legitimacy? And what can be done to restore the promise of constitutionalism?

Thursday, February 7, FCR, 4:00 p.m.

CLSC Speaker Series: Lee Alston

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, FCR, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kelley School of Criminal Justice Tech Panel

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, FCR, noon
Junior Faculty Exchange: Sadie Blanchard (Notre Dame).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, FCR, noon
CACR Speaker Series: Alison Macrina

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Security Speaker Series and co-host Center of Excellence for Women in Technology presents Alison Macrina. Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and founder and director of the Library Freedom Project.

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, FCR, 4:00 p.m.

CLSC Speaker Series: Dr. Cara Drinan