Location: Orchid Foyer
Last year the Supreme Court struck down federal abortion rights, limited EPA power to regulate greenhouse gases, and broadened the presence of guns and religion in the public square. This year, the Court will decide the future of affirmative action, federal wetlands protection, discrimination in the marketplace, and gerrymandering. Longstanding litigation projects have been teeing up cases that allow the Court to reshape for generations the boundaries of constitutional law and the relationships among America's core institutions. Will these efforts succeed? Should they? How will America change if they do? With public trust in the Court at its lowest point in 50 years and accusations of partisanship and ethics violations dogging the Justices, it's essential to examine closely and impartially what the Justices are doing and whether they are purists, pragmatists, or partisans. Join the O'Neill School's Beth Cate for a lively discussion of these issues that will help you critically assess the Court's work and its implications for America's future.
Instructor: Beth Cate, Corporate Counsel, City of Bloomington
Beth Cate is clinical associate professor of law and public affairs at the O'Neill School. Her teaching, service, and scholarly interests focus on constitutional and administrative law, data law and policy, and the intersection of law and religion. Her publications include a co-authored chapter on the Supreme Court and information privacy in Fred H. Cate and James X. Dempsey (eds.) (2017) Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. As of January 2022, Professor Cate has been on leave serving as Corporation Counsel for the City of Bloomington.
From IU to Hollywood
Dave’s story is one of never giving up on your dreams. He graduated from IU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in theater and minors in Spanish and film studies. He began a graduate program but dropped out and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a screenwriting career.
After he made the decision to leave graduate school, Dave worked one last shift at what was then Scotty’s Brewhouse in Bloomington before moving out to LA. During the shift, he met and talked to a customer who had a son that worked as a screenwriter in the Los Angeles area. Neustadter was put in contact with the customer’s son, who worked at New Line Cinema, scored an internship and has been working there ever since!
Dave will talk about his experience of taking the leap to move to LA, his experience working on some very successful films and how his experiences at IU helped prepare him for a career in Hollywood.
Instructor: Dave Neustadter, Executive Vice President of Production at New Line Cinema
Dave Neustadter is Executive Vice President of Production at New Line Cinema. Neustadter executive produced all the films in the $1.9B The Conjuring Universe. He is currently in production on THE NUN 2, the latest installation in the highest grossing horror franchise in history. Other recent projects include Mortal Kombat, a film adaptation based on the legendary videogame franchise, the critically-acclaimed global success Shazam!, and the blockbuster films IT and IT Chapter Two, the former being the highest grossing horror movie of all time. Neustadter began his career at New Line as an intern in 2003.
Reimagining the Student Experience in the IUB College of Arts and Science
The last few decades have seen major shifts in student (and parent) expectations for the college experience. Even before they arrive on campus, students and their families are asking pointed questions about the skills gained and the career paths that will be opened through different majors. And in greater and greater numbers, they’re choosing majors based largely on the answers to those questions.
So how is IU – and the College of Arts and Sciences – responding to this shift? What are we doing to help students (and their parents) connect the dots between study in the liberal arts and a successful, meaningful career life? How are we positioning ourselves as leaders in the delivery of undergraduate education in this environment?
Through the Transformative Undergraduate Experience, the College of Arts and Sciences ensures that every College student is able to use life design concepts to plan their pathway, take part in high impact, real-world experiences that add to their classroom learning, and connect it to career competencies and life goals. Just as IU’s commitment to the liberal arts remains strong, so too does our commitment to positively impacting our students in lasting ways and to ensuring their post graduate success.
Instructor: Dean Rick Van Kooten, Executive Dean, College of Arts and Science, Professor of Physics
Rick Van Kooten, who first joined IU Bloomington as an assistant professor in 1993, became the executive dean of the IUB College of Arts and Sciences on July 1, 2019. Before this appointment, he served for five years as chair of the Department of Physics and four years as the IU Bloomington vice provost for research, working across the campus as a passionate advocate for scholarly activity. During his tenure, research infrastructure for intelligent systems engineering was established, and funding for humanities research expanded significantly, as the campus secured grants from many sources, including the Luce and Mellon foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In other areas, Van Kooten steered two of IU's major 21st century initiatives, the Emerging Areas of Research and the IUB components of the Grand Challenges initiatives. The Emerging Areas of Research program has led to new centers of excellence in human and machine learning, quantum engineering and science, and sustainable food systems. The Grand Challenges are a five-year, over $200-million research initiative to address the big issues facing Indiana, such as environmental resilience, precision health, and addressing the addictions crisis.
While growing up in Canada, Van Kooten was most interested in science. He earned his undergraduate degree in engineering science from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. He was then named scientific associate at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) and then research scientist at the University of Hamburg. He has written or co-written more than 750 publications, most in the area of particle physics. Van Kooten has also chaired the Fermi National Laboratory Physics Advisory Committee, as well as serving on a committee that set out the current long-term plan for particle physics in the U.S.
As both scientist and administrator, Van Kooten is an experienced collaborator, having guided the research directions of large international particle physics collaborations of between 350 and 600 researchers via several appointments as physics coordinator. During his years as vice provost of research, he became familiar with and acquired a deep appreciation for the broad range of disciplines, departments, and scholarly and creative activity across the entire campus, including the College and its Schools. While advocating for the success of the many components of the College—from Classical Studies to the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, to the newly named Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design—he plans to build on this collaborative history, fostering close input and expertise from many diverse sources while still appreciating and valuing the concentrated scholarship of the single researcher.
An award-winning teacher, Van Kooten has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. He remains firmly committed to the importance of a liberal arts education in the College of Arts and Sciences, both for its inherent value and for building the foundational skills of creative, collaborative, and critical thinking and communication. Along with strengthening undergraduate education, he plans to bolster graduate education in the College, recognizing graduate students as the driving force of a highly research-active campus.
The Crime of Genocide: Understanding the Legal Concept Through Current Threats. The cases of Ukraine and Armenia.
Raphael Lemkin coined the concept of genocide after the Shoah, as there was no existing term that represented the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis. His ideas were also born from the atrocities committed against Armenians during the Ottoman Empire, atrocities that would later be known as the Armenian Genocide, which until today lacks accountability, and proper and broad recognition. Lemkin thought genocide was an identity-based crime by which a group could be destroyed not only physically, but also culturally. The Genocide Convention of 1948 – the first human rights treaty within the UN system – and, later on, the Rome Statute, completely left out Lemkin’s original thoughts.
This lecture refers to the current legal concept of genocide and analyses its elements and special intent requirements in the abovementioned international legal instruments from a historical perspective and Lemkin’s original works. This lecture will also delve on the difficulties and the challenges the current definition of genocide poses in practice. Although this crime is referred as “the crime of crimes,” the legal definition presents challenges that limit accountability and, thus, impact genocide prevention. For these purposes, I will analyse two current conflicts that represent a threat of genocide: Ukraine and Armenia.
Instructor: Irene Massimino, Lawyer, LLM, MA in Human Rights
Irene Victoria Massimino is a lawyer specialized in international criminal law and human rights. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the National University of La Plata, in Argentina; has a Master of Laws from Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, in the United States where she is currently pursuing her SJD degree, and holds a Master of Human Rights from the School of Advanced Studies of the University of London, in the United Kingdom.
Ms. Massimino has served as Rapporteur of the High Criminal Court of Buenos Aires Province, in Argentina, where she focused on institutional violence, police brutality and gender violence cases, many of which became guiding jurisprudence. She also works actively in the fields of internal and international conflicts, human rights violations and atrocity crimes in relation to the experiences of Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Iraq, Ukraine, Armenia and Artsakh, focusing mainly on justice processes and the crime of genocide. Likewise, she has served in international investigative delegations and trial observation missions. She is the co-founder and co-president of the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention, a US-based leading non-governmental organization in the field of genocide prevention.
Irene Massimino has also taught several seminars, courses and workshops on international human rights law, penology, criminology, and international criminal law, at national and international universities and institutions.
Additionally, Ms. Massimino is a member of the Robert McKinney’s Dean’s Global Advisory Council and Alumni Board; a member of the Colombian Caravana UK-Lawyers Group; a member of the Asociación Americana de Juristas (AAJ-American Association of Jurists); a member of the Organización de Letrados Argentino-Armenios (Organization of Argentine Armenian Lawyers); a member of the Asociación Pensamiento Penal, and a former Co-Secretary-Treasurer (2015-2017) and current member of the Resolutions Committee (2017-2019, 2019-2021 and 2021-2023) of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS).
Reception and Dinner
This session will discuss Title IX, one of the most significant federal laws devoted to education. Title IX, co-sponsored by IU alumnus, Senator Birch Bayh, celebrated its 50th anniversary this past year. There is much to celebrate but also more to accomplish. We will discuss the law's impact and areas to improve generally and more specifically athletics, sexual assault and transgender participation in sports. Professor Meyer also is happy to answer questions about the current commercialized environment in college sports and the importance of the relationship between athletics and academics.
Facilitated by Tricia Riveire Stumpf, CEO, IUAA
Instructor: Evan Bayh, Former Governor and U.S. Senator from Indiana
Evan Bayh is a former two-term United States Senator from Indiana. As a moderate Democrat, he worked in a bipartisan manner to seek consensus on several key issues, including financial services reform and healthcare. Senator Bayh served on several committees, including Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Aging; and Senate Intelligence.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, he was elected to two terms as governor of Indiana, where he enacted welfare reform, cut taxes, and brought about fiscal discipline to the state’s budget. He also served as Secretary of State in Indiana (1986-1989).
Senator Bayh earned a B.S. in economics from the Kelley School at Indiana University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Indiana University.
Instructor: Jayma Meyer, Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City
Jayma, Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, is an experienced antitrust lawyer with a current focus on representing pro bono clients in Title IX matters, and Visiting Clinical Professor, Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, teaching sports law and public policy. Jayma advocates the power of sports to bring about social change, with a special emphasis on achieving gender equity in sports through education, activism, and litigation.
Jayma’s recent law review articles include: “Title IX’s Substantial Proportionality Test: Old Challenges and New Debates” (forthcoming Marquette Sports Law Journal, Spring 2023); “A Win Win: College Athletes get Paid for their Names, Images and Likenesses and Colleges Maintain the Primacy of Academics,” 11 Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law 247 (2020), “It’s on the NCAA: A Playbook for Eliminating Sexual Assault,”67 Syracuse Law Review 358 (2017); and “The Case for a Limited and Conditional Antitrust Exemption for the NCAA,”62 Antitrust Bulletin 31 (2017). She is a regular lecturer and panelist at universities, conferences and symposiums on sports law issues.
Jayma has negotiated Title IX settlement agreements that contain multi-year monitoring provisions with high schools throughout the US and is currently litigating a class action Title IX case against the Hawaii Department of Education. Jayma has co-counseled on Title IX matters with the San Francisco Legal Aid at Work, California Women’s Law Center, Hawaii ACLU and National Women’s Law Center.
Jayma is a Member, Board of Directors, Sports Lawyers Association; Emerita Member, Board of Trustees, Women’s Sports Foundation; Emerita Board Member, National Women’s Law Center; Chair, Dean’s Council, O’Neill SPEA, Indiana U.; Member, Advisory Council, the Concussion Legacy Foundation; and Member, Sports Industry Advisory Council, Kelley School of Business, Indiana U. Jayma has been named multiple times a New York Super Lawyer in the categories of Antitrust and Top Women Lawyers. She received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, Indiana U. (2022); Indiana U. Bicentennial Medal (2020) and Distinguished O’Neill SPEA Alumni Award, Indiana U. (2014). Jayma also has served on multiple local, state and national bar associations. Jayma graduated from Indiana U. and Georgetown U. Law Center and is licensed to practice law in NY and CA.
Jayma was a top 10 butterfly swimmer in the world in the early 1970s.
The Future of “Twenty-Six Words that Created the Internet”
Perhaps no law faces more scrutiny than Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act. At one level, it is a simple edict: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as a publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” At another level, the law packs a punch. As author Jeff Kosseff recently put it, Section 230(c) contains “the twenty-six words that created the Internet.”
Enacted a quarter century ago to support a nascent industry, the law provides expansive protection for Internet companies that host online content. The consequences have provoked strong criticism from both sides of the political aisle. Those on the left assert that Section 230(c) allows large tech companies to profit from conduct that causes harm. Those on the right argue that it gives social media companies license to engage in viewpoint discrimination.
Last October, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that might alter Section 230(c)’s fate. With a decision looming, this presentation will discuss the law’s history, its impact on society, and what the future might hold, both for the law and the companies it protects.
Instructor: Andrew Klein, IUPUI Interim Chancellor
Andrew R. Klein was named interim chancellor on February 16, 2022, and assumed responsibilities on March 1.
Currently the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law in the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Klein joined the IUPUI faculty in 2000 and served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, Klein was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall and a visiting scholar on the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. From 2010 to 2013, Klein served as chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at IUPUI. He was appointed the 12th dean of the McKinney School of Law in 2013, providing strategic vision and leadership, and advancing research, education, and civic engagement until returning to the faculty in 2020
Prior to joining IUPUI, Klein was on the faculty of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law from 1992 to 2000. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and his juris doctorate with distinction from Emory University School of Law where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal. Following law school, Klein served as a law clerk to Judge Joseph W. Hatchett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The Enterprise Corps Story: Building an Ecosystem of Success for Minority-Owned Small Businesses
In March 2020, the Kelley School collaborated with the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce to help small business owners make the right decisions to survive the pandemic. Out of this partnership was born Enterprise Corps, a regional initiative to surround growth-minded minority-owned small businesses in Indianapolis with access to technical assistance, capital, and business networks. The vision is a regionally integrated program that accelerates growth for member companies until they hit $10 million in revenue. Through 2022, the Kelley School has completed 42 MBA consulting projects for member companies and just under 75 business owners have earned a Kelley School Executive Certificate in Business Strategy. The Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, Mid States Minority Supplier Development Council, and Edna Martin Christian Center have joined as new Enterprise Corps partners. From this session, participants will learn the specific challenges faced by minority entrepreneurs in Indianapolis, understand how Indiana University has immersed itself in the community to advance growth in sales and profitability for companies served by Enterprise Corps, and comprehend how such work reduces historical barriers to economic opportunity and furthers inclusive regional development.
Instructor: Philip Powell, Academic Director of the Indiana Business Research Center and the Daniel C. Smith Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Philip Powell is Academic Director of the Indiana Business Research Center and the Daniel C. Smith Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Previously, Powell was Associate Dean of Academic Programs on the Indianapolis campus. Before joining the dean's office, Powell was faculty chair of online graduate programs in Bloomington which earned a #1 U.S. News & World Report ranking during his tenure. Powell has earned two dozen teaching awards and is a published scholar on topics in economic development. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Phil earned his B.A. in economics from South Carolina and Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt.
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”R.A.W. Tuba”: The Power of Overcoming, Resilience & Determination
Enjoy brunch and this incredibly inspirational presentation, where Dr. Richard White shares his story—from a Baltimore kid trying to live on the streets most of the time at an incredibly young age to becoming the first African-American in the world to receive a doctorate of music in Tuba, and how resilience and determination led him on the path to success.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Antoine White, Principal Tubist for the Santa Fe Symphony, and the New Mexico Philharmonic
With over two decades of performing on the world’s classical music stages, tubist Richard White has matured into a musician known for his clear sound and stylistic flexibility. He began his tuba studies with Ed. Goldstein at age twelve at The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he graduated with honors. He then went to the Peabody Conservatory of Music to study with David Fedderly (Principal Tubist, Baltimore Symphony) where he received his Bachelor’s degree. On the advice of Mr. Fedderly, Richard traveled to Indiana University to study with the legendary Professor Daniel Perantoni. He continued his studies there receiving both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees.