Upcoming Events

September 2019

Wednesday, September 11 | Law & Policy Welcome Meeting
When: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Where: Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center

This program will cover fall semester programming, review the points structure and overall goals of Law & Policy, reassign and introduce new peer mentors, and revisit guidelines for earning a Global Affairs focus.

**Please note: This is a mandatory meeting for all enrolled in Law & Policy.


September 13, 14, and 15 | Constitution Day Event: Denied Admission, Devised and Directed by alumna, Katie Beck ‘14 (GA)

Where: Playshop Theater

“Is freedom made by you or given by others? Gum-Dip Theatre’s Denied Admission examines the boundaries of personal liberty in a new play based on credible fear interviews of asylum seekers who crossed the southern U.S. border. This new work will explore the rooms of the legal system, the streets of the Northern Triangle, and the hearts of those seeking a home. Denied Admission contains subject matter that some might find offensive.” Along with a panel of experts in immigration policy, Katie will meet with students after each of the performances to discuss her work.


October 2019

Tuesday, October 1 | Saul Flores – The Walk of Immigrants (GA)

Where: Grounds for Change
When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Tuesday, October 1-3 | Diane Sutter, Executive in Residence

Where: TBD
When: TBD


Wednesday, October 2 | Public Forum: Candidates for Local Office 

Where: Campus Center Lobby
When: 8:30 – 10:30 pm


Thursday, October 3 | Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University

Where: Campus Center 301/302
When: 12: 15 – 1:15 pm

David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University will be providing a detailed overview of the 3+2 dual-degree program with Allegheny College where students can earn both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in less time than normal. Many majors are offered including: Public Policy and Management, Health Care Policy and Management, Management, Industry Management, Systems Management, and Information Security Policy & Management


October 3 or 4 | Miryam Hazán, Migration Specialist at Organization of American States (GA)

Where: TBD
When: TBD

Miryam Hazán will speak on changing migration patterns in the Americas.


October 7-8 |  Borderlands, documentary by Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis (GA)

When: 7:00 PM
Where: Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre, Vukovich Center

Skylight Pictures documentarians, Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, visit campus to show their new documentary, Borderlands, which explores the nexus of political and social forces roiling our southern border and acts of resistance by Americans to U.S immigration policies.  Is U.S. foreign policy adequately supporting the battle against entrenched corruption in Central America? Or is it intensifying the root causes leading tens of thousands of migrants to arrive seeking asylum from the violence in their countries?  The border will define who we are as Americans.


Thursday, October 17 | Law Ethics: The Spirit & The Letter, Michael R. Young (’78)

When: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Where: Quigley Auditorium

Michael R. Young is a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and an Allegheny College Trustee.


October 28/29 | Alfredo Corchado, Award-winning Mexican-American journalist and author (GA)

When: 7:00 PM
Where: Quigley Auditorium

Alfredo Corchado has covered Mexico for many years, and is currently the Mexico City bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. He specializes in covering the drug wars and the U.S.-Mexico border, writing stories on topics such as drug cartels and organized crime, corruption among police and government officials, and the spread of drug cartels into U.S. cities.


Tuesday, October 29 | Thomas DeFrantz

When: 3:00 PM
Where: Montgomery Gym

Dr. Thomas DeFrantz is the chair of African and African American Studies and professor of Dance and Theater Studies at Duke University.


Wednesday, October 30 | Trump’s International Trade Policies and How They Affect the Erie Region (GA)

When: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Jefferson Educational Society, Erie, PA

Presented by Kelly Ann  Shaw. As a Member of the National Economic Council and National Security Council, Kelly Ann Shaw served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Trade, Investment and Development. She previously served as Trade Counsel to the Committee on Ways & Means and was the lead advisor to the Committee on issues related to to NAFTA, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, among others.

**Please note: This is a ticketed event with only 10 spots available. Please e-mail Kristin Black (kblack@allegheny.edu) to reserve your space.


November 2019

November 3-5 | Charles Fountain, Public lectures on Ida Tarbell and the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Black Sox scandal

When: TBD
Where: TBD

Charles Fountain joined the Northeastern journalism faculty in 1985, following a twelve-year career as a print and broadcast journalist in Worcester, Boston and New York. He has taught a variety of writing, lecture and seminar courses on both the graduate and undergraduate level. Professor Fountain has appeared more than a dozen times on the ESPN SportsCentury series, commenting on the myth and culture of American sport. In addition, he has written widely on sports, race, and journalistic history and issues.


November 18-22 | Angela Maria Kelley (GA)

When: TBD
Where: TBD

Law & Policy Scholar in Residence and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Angela M. Kelley serves as senior strategic advisor for immigration at the Open Society Foundations and Open Society Policy Center. Previously she was vice president for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress.


December 2019

Wednesday, December 4 | Law & Policy Workshop

When: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Where: Collaboratory, Pelletier Library

Event description

**Please note: This is a mandatory meeting for all enrolled in Law & Policy.


Wednesday, December 11  | Law & Policy reflections due to Sakai