Law, Policy & Society
Thu, 10/30/2014 — When the Parliament of Namibia passed the Combating of Rape Act in 2000, it was seen as progressive legislation to combat gender-based violence in a nation scarred by the effects of war in the shadow of apartheid. Yet, more than a decade after...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — For more than a century, Student Health Services has provided high-quality, affordable health care to University of Kansas students.  Now, the department will continue that mission, but with a new name. Starting this week, Student Health...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Ayesha Hardison, the Fall 2014 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living Jane Crow” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the...

Mon, 10/27/2014 — An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Kansas is leading a project to study how children and families save and gain financial knowledge. Researchers Barbara Phipps, Karin Chang, Utako Minai, Emily Rauscher and Terri Friedline,...

Wed, 10/22/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will host U.S. researcher Krystyna Piorkowska as this year’s fall 2014 Oswald P. Backus Memorial Lecturer. Piorkowska’s lecture, “English-Speaking Witnesses...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics will host Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Marifeli Perez-Stable, professor at Florida International University, in a moderated discussion on the issue of formal U.S. political...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — MSNBC reporter and scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will give this year’s lecture for the University of Kansas’ Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series at the Lied Center. The series is in memory of late women’s rights activist and KU law...

Fri, 10/17/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host guest speakers U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, Utah, and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, of Kansas, to share reforms suggested by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s...

Fri, 10/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in Middle East studies at the University of Kansas will enhance undergraduates’ ability to put current events in context with in-depth study of the region’s multifaceted history, cultures and influence. Courses covering Middle East topics have become increasingly popular among undergraduates at KU. About 1,000 students have enrolled in recent years in courses that look at the Middle East from multiple perspectives, ranging from politics to religion to gender. The minor complements student pursuits in a variety of fields, including political science, economics, global & international studies, business, journalism and religious studies. It

Thu, 10/16/2014 — LAWRENCE – Leading scholars in international, immigration and human rights law will explore the legal complexities surrounding human migration at the 2014 Kansas Law Review Symposium. “Statelessness and Belonging: Perspectives on Human Migration” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the University of Kansas School of Law. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and preview the complete schedule at law.ku.edu/stateless. Speakers from across the country will discuss topics such as: refugee and asylum adjudication; ethics and values in the U.S. immigration system; citizenship and global public health crises

Thu, 10/16/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a pre-election panel featuring expert faculty and journalists to examine the current Kansas gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns. “Center Stage: Kansas Elections 2014”...

Thu, 10/16/2014 — A recent case in which students were disciplined for wearing controversial bracelets highlights the eroding protections for student speech, and the time has come to add a question of intent to the oft-cited standard for determining whether such...

Thu, 10/16/2014 — Although American ground troop involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is winding down, the nation will deal with the aftermath of both wars for years to come. Questions and debate remain from how to successfully end military action to...

Wed, 10/15/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas and KU School of Law will welcome guest speakers Tom Fisher and Roberta Kaplan, and moderator Stephen McAllister, for the 2014 Constitution Day program “Same-sex Marriage –...

Wed, 10/15/2014 — A National Science Foundation proposal driven by the University of Kansas has resulted in the creation of a new Kansas City-based Census research data center that will provide researchers access to the nation’s highest-quality data for...

Fri, 10/10/2014 —  Public, single-gender schools have become more common over the last decade, but new research shows that people might choose such schools based on de-bunked ideas of differences in male and female brains. Meagan Patterson, associate professor...

Thu, 10/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – When a young man was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, his death set off several weeks of vigils, protests, vandalism and looting. The event also attracted national and international media attention, spurring public dialogue on issues of race and inequality, the criminal justice system and definitions of peaceful protest.   Experts in a variety of fields will participate in a panel discussion on the broad historical, social, economic and political implications of recent events in Ferguson during “Facing Ferguson: Historical, Legal and Political Contexts.” The event, which will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Lawrence

Mon, 10/06/2014 —  Andrei Piontkovsky, a Russian political analyst and a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute, will present “Putin’s Russia as a Revanchist Power” at 7 p.m. today in 100 Stauffer-Flint Hall. Piontkovsky has been a consistent critic of...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — The Nov. 4 general election features key congressional and gubernatorial races across the country, including in Kansas. University of Kansas experts are available to comment on various issues and races in national and state politics and...

Wed, 10/01/2014 —   LAWRENCE – Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister will share his experiences arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and other career highlights during his inaugural lecture as the E.S. & Tom Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas. McAllister is set to deliver “The Supreme Court and Kansas: A (Solicitor) General Talk about Studying, Teaching and Serving the Law” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. A Kansas native, McAllister earned degrees from KU and its law school before clerking first for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for


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