News & Events
Apr. 11, 2011
Speaker Series with former Senator Paul Sarbanes
former Maryland Senator Paul Sarbanes
The Annual Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution will feature John Braithwaite, a major and renowned force in the restorative justice movement. Braithwaite is the founder and head of the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Research School for Social Sciences at Australian National University in Canberra and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. In his speech, Braithwaite will explain how Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) are increasingly being used to discover and reveal past wrongdoing following armed conflict.
Cybersecurity – whether in contexts as gripping as “cyberwar” or as mundane (but potentially devastating) as identity theft – is now the stuff of daily headlines. The April 1, 2011, I/S Symposium, “Cybersecurity: Shared Risks, Shared Responsibility” approaches this subject with two ambitions. The first is to move beyond generalities in specifying the roles and responsibilities both the public and private sectors will have to shoulder in order for the United States to share global leadership in cybersecurity. The second is to bring together the many sub-communities of researchers, policy makers, and professionals around the globe who focus on cybersecurity from its many angles into a larger community interested in developing this analysis.
Mar. 15, 2011
David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice
Even in the 38 U.S. states that have it, the death penalty is used by only a fairly small and shrinking number of counties. That number declines further if "use" means execution, not simply imposition, of death sentences. But if the penalty's benefits are realized by only a small number of counties, its costs and risks are borne by the entire state and, indeed, by the entire nation. Professor James S. Liebman's lecture will address three questions: Why do only a minority of U.S. criminal jurisdictions use the death penalty? To what extent – and why – do the majority of Americans living in jurisdictions that do not use the death penalty bear its costs and risks? How can capital states address the mismatch between who uses and who pays for the penalty?