Event Recordings

Event Recordings

2020 Event Recordings 

October 2020 

10/6/20, Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court. The Center cosponsored this event with Washington University's School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Washington University Climate Change Program; Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement; and the Energy & Environmental Law Society.  Washington University Professor Maxine LipelesFounder and Former Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, and Professor Richard LazarusHoward & Katherine Aible Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, discuss his book Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme CourtModeratorKaren Tokarz, Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Policy; Professor of African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director; and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic, Washington University 

September 2020 

9/21/20, Race, Sex, and Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future. The Center cosponsored this event with Washington University's School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement; U.S. Arbitration & Mediation, and the American Constitution Society.  PanelistsGilda Daniels, University of Baltimore School of Law; Travis Crum and Elizabeth Katz, Washington University School of Law Professors  ModeratorKaren Tokarz, Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Policy; Professor of African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director; and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic, Washington University 

9/16/20, Thinking Hard about Government Debt, Public Policy Breakfast talk by Steve Fazzari, Weidenbaum Center Director; Presentation slides. Center Director Steven Fazzari summarizes his research and teaching about U.S. federal government debt by answering six "big questions." His analysis shows that there are limits to how much government debt the U.S. economy should accumulate. But most "common sense" arguments about  the dangers of federal government debt in a country like the U.S. are misleading because people confuse worries about private indebtedness with very different circumstances of federal government debt in a county that controls its own currency. Fazzari concludes that current levels of government debt present little concern and should not constrain desirable fiscal policy to address the Covid-19 econonmic crisis or provide support for needed national infrastructure. 

9/14/20, Constitution Day: U.S. Supreme Court Review/Preview. The Center cosponsored this event with Washington University's School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement; U.S. Arbitration & Mediation, and the American Constitution Society.  Panelists:  Adam Liptak, Journalist, New York Times; Susan AppletonLemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law, Washington University; Gregory Magarian, Thomas & Karole Professor of Law & Weidenbaum Center Faculty Research Fellow, Washington University  ModeratorKaren Tokarz, Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Policy; Professor of African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director; and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic, Washington University 

July 2020 

7/22/20Economic Fallout from the Global Pandemic: Why it's Different this Time   (program recording starts 5 minutes, 15 seconds into video) Drs. Langenfeld and Meyer discuss the remarkable economic events that have occurered since the outbreak of the Covid-19 public health crisis. The participants consider both macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives. Moderator: Center Director Steven FazzariParticipantsJames Langenfeld: former Ph.D. student of Murray Weidenbaum and national expert on business competition and anti-trust law; Laurence Meyer: former professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Washington University and former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.