Briefing Room


2017 I/S Symposium – Predictive Analytics, Law, and Policy: Mapping the Terrain

March 24, 2017

The “big data” phenomenon holds forth the promise of unleashing great social advances. It also raises important challenges to privacy, fairness, and social trust. This is giving rise to a new field of law and policy studies aimed at maximizing […]

Peter Swire

Data Points – Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data

February 16, 2017

[listen to podcast] On Feb. 16, 2017, Peter Swire, the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, delivered a talk on “Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data,” […]

Executive Orders on Immigration

February 8, 2017

On Monday, Feb. 6  a faculty panel discussed the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration. Dean Alan C. Michaels moderated and Professors David S. Bloomfield, Ruth Colker, Mohamed Helal, and Peter Shane presented. [Listen to Audio Recording]

Election 2016: Hacking and Other Problems

November 8, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Ned Foley, professor of law and director of Election Law @ Moritz; Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, Ted Allen, associate professor in The Ohio State University Department of […]

The Sidley Austin Distinguished Lecture on Big Data Law and Policy

October 27, 2016

[listen to podcast] Big data is all the rage these days. Employing increasingly sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence technologies, businesses and governments are enthusiastically using big data to solve problems and create value. At the same time, individuals are increasingly […]

Community Unrest and Community Leadership

September 23, 2016

[listen to podcast] In an era of increasing discord in communities in all parts of the country, the panel will discuss: What should local leaders do in the midst of community unrest? What plans should they make during more tranquil […]

2016 I/S Symposium – The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

May 10, 2016

Because people so often identify libraries with physical books, new digital information and communication technologies have spawned speculation whether these institutions are obsolete. Libraries, however, predate books, and, in their modern form, libraries of all kinds – public libraries, research […]

Marijuana Law Task Force Panel

June 12, 2015

The Marijuana Policies of Ohio Taskforce, chaired by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, presented the findings of its comprehensive research at a symposium on June 11 hosted at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  The Taskforce’s research report assesses […]

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on net neutrality

March 30, 2015

[listen to podcast] On Friday, March 27th, 2015 FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave the policymaker keynote address at the I/S Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society symposium: The Future of Internet Regulation.  Wheeler’s comments focus on the […]

Panel discussion on “the Ferguson case” in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision

December 3, 2014

[listen to the podcast] headphones may be required A standing-room only discussion on recent events in Ferguson, MO, on Tuesday, December 2, featured Moritz professors Joshua Dressler, Amna Akbar, Ric Simmons, and Sharon Davies. They discussed the legal standard for self-defense, […]

2014 Bodiker Lecture featuring Barry Scheck

October 21, 2014

[listen to podcast] Co-director and co-founder of the project Barry C. Scheck shared his knowledge of the criminal justice system with the Moritz community on Oct. 7 when he presented the 2014 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice at the […]

2014 Lawrence Lecture featuring Grande H. Lum

September 30, 2014

[listen to podcast] In a time when race relations are again making national headlines, Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) Grande H. Lum presented a talk on the importance of conflict resolution and the […]

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