Convening in Edinburgh

In July, an NYU Law conference in Edinburgh examined pressing current issues involving international security and democracy, among other topics. UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, joined José Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law; Gráinne de Búrca, Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law; and Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law, to discuss the world order following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Rachel E. Barkow, Charles Seligson Professor of Law; Distinguished Scholar in Residence Preet Bharara; Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law; and Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, assessed the impact of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.

Professor of Practice Bob Bauer; Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law; Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law; and Professor Franita Tolson of USC Gould School of Law discussed voting rights and election law, while Dean Troy McKenzie ’00, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, explored issues of free speech on college campuses with three of his predecessors: John Sexton, NYU president emeritus and Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law; Richard Revesz, AnBryce Professor of Law; and Trevor Morrison, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law.

Posted September 8, 2022. Photo credit: Albert Mollon.