October 25 Monday

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: Roe on the Line

12:10PM to 1:30PM

SLB 122 and Online

Join us for a panel discussion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the upcoming Supreme Court case determining if Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks is constitutional.

October 26 Tuesday

From Russia With Love, David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

This Article examines modern Election Interference, distinguishing between the concepts of "Election Hacking" and "Influence Operations."  Election Hacking, a widely-used colloquialism, is best understood as targeting election infrastructure and records.  This is critically distinguished from Influence Operations, which are persuasive messaging targeting individuals' choices whether or how to vote.  The types of problems presented by -- and therefore solutions amenable to -- each category are strikingly

October 28 Thursday

The Battle for Broadway: Competition and Collusion in the American Theater Industry, Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Professor Waller will be discussing his current book project which looks at antitrust issues in the American theater industry from the creation of a true national theater industry in the years following the civil war to the modern day. Competition and collusion are as much a part of the stage as they were (and are) in all sectors of the American economy.

November 8 Monday

Poynter Speaker Series: Inside Beijing's Tech Crackdown, Raymond Zhong , New York Times

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Since late 2020, China's leaders have swiftly and aggressively moved to regulate China's biggest tech companies, including Alibaba and Didi. What has the regulatory onslaught told us about how Beijing sees high-tech industries and their place in the economy? What can the West learn from China's experience when it comes to its own crop of unruly internet giants? 

November 11 Thursday

The Golden Mean: Competition and Privacy in the Digital Economy, Assistant Professor Erika M. Douglas, Temple University, Beasley School of Law

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Erika M. Douglas is an Assistant Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, and a fellow with the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale School of Management. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of antitrust, data privacy and intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on the application of legal theory to new technology.

November 17 Wednesday

Innovation under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, Doug Melamed, Stanford Law School

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Antitrust cases, including recent complaints filed against dominant technology platforms, have alleged conduct that harms innovation.  Section 2 of the Sherman Act is sufficiently broad to address conduct that harms innovation, but courts have little experience adjudicating such allegations.  This article briefly reviews the economics literature regarding the effects of market power on innovation incentives.  We identify circumstances in which structural conditions warrant a presumption that anticompetitive conduct by a dominant firm is likely to harm or promote inn

December 6 Monday

Poynter Speaker Series: Metaphors of Online Life in China, Yi-Ling Liu, writer based in China

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

How do Chinese netizens understand themselves, their identities, and the world? In this talk, award-winning journalist Yi-Ling Liu will explore the mores and metaphors of online life in China.

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