James Roger Sharp, professor emeritus of history in the Maxwell School, wrote an op-ed for Syracuse.com titled “Democracy on trial: Can we save it?” Sharp is an expert in American political history, having researched and written extensively about the history…
Spring 2017 Law, Politics and the Media Lecture Series Begins with Dahlia Lithwick from Slate
The annual Law, Politics and the Media Lecture Series begins Wednesday, Feb. 8, with guest lecturer Dahlia Lithwick, Supreme Court correspondent and host of the “Amicus” podcast for Slate.com. The series will also feature seven other distinguished lecturers, including Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In the College of Law, the speaker series is coordinated by Keith J. Bybee, the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor.
Each lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Feinberg Lecture Hall (Room 360) in Dineen Hall.
“The Supreme Court Reporter”
Dahlia Lithwick, Supreme Court correspondent and host of the “Amicus” podcast on Slate.com
“Unconstrained Global Power? Law, Media and Public Policy Impacts as a New President Assumes the World’s Most Powerful Role”
Steven Schrage, former senior official in U.S. State Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
“Victim Mentality: How Media Portrayals of Crime Victims Contribute to Distortions That Affect Public Opinion and Policies on Crime and Punishment”
Mark Obbie, Soros Justice Media Fellow and freelance journalist
“Open Access to Law: Why It Matters to More People Than You Think”
Thomas Bruce, co-founder of the Legal Information Institute
“With Pen and Gavel: How Reporters Fight for Access”
Jennifer Borg, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, North New Jersey Media Group, Inc.
“Interpreting the Laws of Congress: A View From the Federal Bench”
Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
“Voting Rights for Millennials”
Jenny Diamond Cheng, lecturer in law, Vanderbilt Law School
“Polarizing Partisanship in the Media”
Mathew Levendusky, associate professor and director of graduate studies, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
The Law, Politics and the Media Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media, and the Tully Center for Free Speech.