In his Presidential Address to the Nation, President Obama officially announced his plan to send additional troops to Afghanistan to fight al Qaeda. Jeff McCausland, CBS News military analyst and professor of international law and diplomacy at Penn State Law, and David Mark, senior editor for Politico, weigh in on CBS's late night news broadcast, Up to the Minute.
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The October cover story in Wired magazine features 12 Shocking Ideas that Could Change the World. One of those ideas entitled "Bust Up Big League Sports" orginated with Stephen F. Ross Penn State Law Professor and Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research and Stefan Szymanski, economics professor at City University London.
On Friday, November 20, Penn State Law will host a moot court event on American Needle v. NFL, an antitrust case currently briefed before the United States Supreme Court. Two veteran sports law professors will take opposite sides before a panel of federal appellate judges.
Launched in June 2008, the Penn State Law and Education Institute is a collaboration between Penn State’s College of Education and Dickinson School of Law designed to educate teachers, counselors, administrators, and attorneys about various legal issues as they relate to education.
"Afghanistan makes Iraq look easy," says Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, professor of international law and diplomacy at Penn State Law and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs. His comprehensive and evenhanded briefing analyzes the situation on the ground and the possible consequences of sending more troops.
On December 9, Dr. Joan Kaufman, director of the AIDS Public Policy Training Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, will present "Pressing Issues in China's Health Care System: Addressing AIDs and other Critical Challenges." The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in room 112 of the Lewis Katz Building, University Park.
Thomas Carbonneau and Katherine Pearson, professors of law at Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law, have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Professor Denis Simon of the School of International Affairs participated in the 3rd Annual "Summer Davos" meeting of the World Economic Forum held September 1-12 in Dalian, China. Professor Simon was the special guest of Dalian Mayor Li Wancai and Party Secretary Xia Deren. Since 2007, the World Economic Forum has selected China as a special platform to bring together a large number of global entrepreneurs, young scientists, and future leaders to address some of the world's most complex issues.