Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has appointed Admiral (ret.) James W. Houck, distinguished scholar in residence at Penn State Law and School of International Affairs, to a Congressionally-mandated panel charged with conducting an independent review of Department of Defense systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault in the military. Other members of the nine-person panel include former U.S.
Support from the Degenstein Foundation and money raised by thePublic Interest Law Fund will enable nine Penn State Law students to work in nonprofit or government organizations this summer. Placements span as far west as Los Angeles in the United States and as far east as Macedonia abroad. The 2013 Public Interest Fellows and the organizations for which they will work are:
At the International Competition Network (ICN) Advocacy Workshop in Paris last month, Professor Beth Farmer worked with fellow panelists Seppo Reimavuo, director of the Finnish Competition Authority, and Shri S.L. Bunker, secretary of the Competition Commission of India and moderator Caldwell Harrop, Foreign Commerce Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, to help define the role of the ICN in competition advocacy.
A panel of eight Pennsylvania district attorneys moderated by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin ’75 will discuss the evolution of the role of chief prosecutor on at Penn State Law on Monday, September 24. The program will also be available via live webcast.
Professor Flynt Leverett, whose distinguished government career has included positions with the CIA, the State Department and most recently as the senior director for Middle East affairs with the National Security Council, will discuss the changing nature of U.S. foreign policy strategy on April 3. His presentation “Energy, Economics, and the Lost Art of Grand Strategy: American Policy Toward the Persian Gulf and Rising Asia in the 21st Century" is open to the public.