March 23 Wednesday

FAIA: Monroe Price


Room 120

Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication

In his new book, Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communications, Professor Price introduces the concept of "narratives of legitimacy," their production, their functions, efforts to regulate them and their relation to current issues of media and national identity. What are these "higher rank narratives," including succession by divine right, democratic election processes, the introduction of the caliphate, and the mysteries of Sykes-Picot (this being its 100th anniversary) and how are they faring?

March 29 Tuesday

BOOK TALK: U.S. Law & Policy on Transitional Justice

6:10PM to 7:00PM

Room 124

In United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics, Zachary D. Kaufman ’09 explores the U.S. government's support for, or opposition to, certain transitional justice institutions.

March 29 Tuesday

The First Amendment Salon in Association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School


Room 108

The First Amendment Salon in Association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School

Washington, DC | New York | New Haven

Invites you to a March 29th dialogue between Danielle Citron & Laura Handman on the topic of Hate Crimes, Cyberspace & The First Amendment

Ilya Shapiro will moderate the dialogue.

March 30 Wednesday

ISP Law & Technology Speaker Series: Gina Neff - The Social Lives of Personal Data


Room 122

Today smartphones and wearable devices help people to self-track: hours slept, steps taken, calories consumed, medications administered. Over one hundred million wearable sensors were shipped in 2015 to help us gather data about our lives. This talk examines the social lives of our personal data. Data about the self is social in how it is recorded, analyzed, and reflected upon. Communities form around digital self-tracking data, advocates argue how the data should and could be used to, and industries create new ways to buy, sell, and share this data.

March 30 Wednesday

Trapped: A Film by Dawn Porter

7:30PM to 9:30PM

Room 128

U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open.

Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts.

April 2 Saturday

Unlocking the Black Box: The Promise and Limits of Algorithmic Accountability in the Professions


Room 127

The increasing power of big data and algorithmic decision-making—in commercial, government, and even non-profit contexts—has raised concerns among academics, activists, journalists and legal experts. Three characteristics of algorithmic ordering have made the problem particularly difficult to address: the data used may be inaccurate or inappropriate, algorithmic modeling may be biased or limited, and the uses of algorithms are still opaque in many critical sectors.

April 11 Monday

PSRJ: Stigmas and Storytelling on Abortion and Sexuality


Room 120

Stigmas and Storytelling on Abortion and Sexuality -- Does "Telling It to the Judge" Influence Courts?

With Alexia Kornberg and Susan Sommers

This event is cosponsored by LSRJ and The Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale.

April 12 Tuesday

ISP Law & Technology Speaker Series: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn


Room 129

Mignon L. Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.

April 15 Friday

What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said

12:30PM to 6:25PM

Room 120

This one-day event entitled, “What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said,” will analyze the Supreme Court’s landmark opinion upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Supporting the result:

Jack M. Balkin (Yale)
Reva Siegel (Yale) and Doug NeJaime (UCLA)
William Eskridge (Yale)
Katherine Franke (Columbia)
Andrew Koppleman (Northwestern)

Opposing the result:
Robert George (Princeton) and Sherif Girgis (Yale JD-Ph.D)
Jeremy Waldron (NYU)
Helen Alvare (George Mason)
John Harrison (Virginia)

April 19 Tuesday

ISP Law & Technology Speaker Series: Molly Sauter - Disruption as Radical Nostalgia


Room 129

What are the politics of “disruption”? When deployed politically, specifically in the context of social movements, “disruption” or “disruptiveness” may describe a set of tactics, an event, or a particular theory of change. The term has also been drafted into service, perhaps most loudly, in the open-plan offices of Silicon Valley, where “disruption” is deployed as a highly desirable hallmark of creativity, innovation, and success. Though the term may be applied in a host of contexts, the question at hand is, broadly, what are the politics of disruption?

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