Inclusive Growth in St. Louis event photo

Tishaura Jones

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

This panel discussion explored the opportunities to equitably support the financial situations of households. The event was part of the Inclusive Growth in St. Louis series, which investigates who is left out of St. Louis’s economic growth benefits, the policies that have led to the unequal distribution of opportunities, and actionable recommendations to become a […]

Patricia Sellers

Patricia Viseur Sellers

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

Professor Patricia Viseur Sellers, the 2020 World Peace Through Law Award recipient, delivered a keynote address on ‘Peace as the Deal-Breaker’ at the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute’s World Peace Through Law Award & 20th Anniversary Virtual Gala. This award is bestowed upon an individual who, by his or her work and writings, has […]

Leila Sadat and Judit Rius Sanjuan

Leila Sadat and Judit Rius Sanjuan

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

WashULaw Professor Leila Sadat and Judit Rius Sanjuan, Policy Specialist at the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Policy and Program Support, discussed ‘Using Law to Enhance Innovation and Global Access to Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies.’ View recorded presentation.

Hidden Costs of the Pandemic panel

Rhonda BeLue and Edward Lawlor

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

The Institute for Public Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy presented a panel on ‘Hidden Costs of the Pandemic: Local and Global Perspectives.’ Experts across disciplines and countries reflected on the many ways in which COVID-19 has transformed our lives – from the impact on women and children to the financial strain posed by […]

Counting Every Vote event photo

Nancy Staudt

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

This event featured a discussion on the integrity of our elections with a bi-partisan group of former elected officials from Count Every Vote’s National Council on Election Integrity. Panelists discussed the current challenges facing U.S. democracy and election process, and how you can support safe and secure elections. Speakers: Richard Gephardt, Former House Majority Leader […]

Breonna Taylor event photo

Peggie Smith

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

WashULaw hosted a panel discussion on the death of Breonna Taylor. The tragedy highlights many criminal justice issues, including legal and social concerns around policing and the treatment of black women. The panel included St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, alongside WashULaw Professors Daniel Harawa and Peter Joy and WashU Sociology professor Hedwig Lee. Vice […]

Economic Issues event photo

Steven Fazzari

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

The Weidenbaum Center presented a high-level panel discussion of economic issues related to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The panel featured two distinguished economists: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum, former chief economist of George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and Wendy Edelberg, Director of the Hamilton Project and senior fellow in […]

Global Town Hall

Kurt Dirks

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

A panel of leading academics and senior experts from across the world and across disciplines shared which societal problem has them most concerned and what gives them hope for the future. Chancellor Andrew D. Martin provided opening remarks. This virtual global town hall launched the McDonnell Academy’s biennial International Symposium. Opening remarks by: Andrew D. […]

Climate Change Supreme Court Event Photo

Maxine Lipeles and Richard Lazarus

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

WashULaw Professor Maxine Lipeles and Professor Richard Lazarus of Harvard Law School discussed his book Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court. View recorded presentation.

Two Pandemics Happenings Photo

Adrienne Davis

By Chris Amelung on December 21, 2020 in Fall 2020

Framed against the backdrop of the Vice-Presidential debate, this conversation considered the impact of how political candidates’ identities shape the conversation with an increasingly diverse electorate. This includes political agendas, media discourse, the emergence of new groups as political players, and new forms of backlash. The roundtable paid special attention to the intersections between racial, […]