Ross Pifer to testify on transparency of milk pricingAt the request of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Ross Pifer, director of Penn State Law's Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, testified at a hearing on the transparency of milk pricing.
Professor Jeff McCausland comments on Obama's plan to send more troops to AfghanistanIn his Presidential Address to the Nation, President Obama officially announced his plan to send additional troops to Afghanistan to fight al Qaeda. Jeff McCausland, CBS News military analyst and professor of international law and diplomacy at Penn State Law, and David Mark, senior editor for Politico, weigh in on CBS's late night news broadcast, Up to the Minute.
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Professor Ross Featured in Wired MagazineThe October cover story in Wired magazine features 12 Shocking Ideas that Could Change the World. One of those ideas entitled "Bust Up Big League Sports" orginated with Stephen F. Ross Penn State Law Professor and Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research and Stefan Szymanski, economics professor at City University London.
Are you ready for some moot court? NFL antitrust case to be mootedOn Friday, November 20, Penn State Law will host a moot court event on American Needle v. NFL, an antitrust case currently briefed before the United States Supreme Court. Two veteran sports law professors will take opposite sides before a panel of federal appellate judges.
Educators get schooled on legal issuesLaunched in June 2008, the Penn State Law and Education Institute is a collaboration between Penn State’s College of Education and Dickinson School of Law designed to educate teachers, counselors, administrators, and attorneys about various legal issues as they relate to education.
Professor McCausland gives briefing on Afghanistan"Afghanistan makes Iraq look easy," says Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, professor of international law and diplomacy at Penn State Law and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs. His comprehensive and evenhanded briefing analyzes the situation on the ground and the possible consequences of sending more troops.
Lecturer to address China's response to AIDS epidemicOn December 9, Dr. Joan Kaufman, director of the AIDS Public Policy Training Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, will present "Pressing Issues in China's Health Care System: Addressing AIDs and other Critical Challenges." The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in room 112 of the Lewis Katz Building, University Park.
Professor Simon participates in World Economic ForumProfessor Denis Simon of the School of International Affairs participated in the 3rd Annual "Summer Davos" meeting of the World Economic Forum held September 1-12 in Dalian, China. Professor Simon was the special guest of Dalian Mayor Li Wancai and Party Secretary Xia Deren. Since 2007, the World Economic Forum has selected China as a special platform to bring together a large number of global entrepreneurs, young scientists, and future leaders to address some of the world's most complex issues.