Put down the books & take note of these exciting events coming up soon

King v. Burwell: Obamacare in the Supreme Court (Again)

ObamacareOnce again, the Supreme Court is set to examine the Affordable Care Act. After surviving a constitutional attack, the statute now faces a challenge based on its own words. Challengers claim that the plain language of the statute makes subsidies (a critical part of the ACA) unavailable on federally facilitated insurance exchanges. A panel of professors will discuss the case from the perspective of health law, tax law, statutory interpretation, and administrative law.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend. Wednesday, March 11; Room 119; 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

U.S. Human Rights Network: How to Advocate Effectively in Geneva and Stateside for the Universal Periodic Review

Do you know what you need to do between now and the U.S. in-person dialogue with the Human Rights Council in May?

 No? …then join USHRN Coordinating Center staff and the UPR Taskforce on March 11, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) for a free webinar on how to advocate effectively in Geneva and here in the U.S. for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The webinar will cover the broad strategy for maximizing your advocacy in March and May, provide an introduction to Geneva and what you will need to plan your travels, present opportunities to engage for those remaining in the U.S., and share successful examples of lobbying in Geneva and the U.S.  Their knowledgeable speakers will also discuss the most effective lobbying strategies with diplomats, share details of other opportunities to connect with UN officials while in Geneva, and present ways to get your one-pager to Geneva even if you will not be there.

 Yes! …then you still need to join this call. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for any advocate participating in the UPR process.

 Register now!

 Speakers include:

  • Ejim Dike, USHRN Executive Director
  • Bernadette Bellorin, USHRN UPR Coordinator
  • Thenjiwe McHarris, USHRN Human Rights at Home Campaign Director
  • Joshua Cooper, Four Freedoms Forum and UPR Task Force Co-chair

Sovereignty, Development and Human Security: A Colloquium on United States and Native American Relations

Please join us on Thursday, May 28-Friday, May 29 in person or via webinar for this extraordinary program focused on strengthening self-determination and quality of life in Tribal communities.

The United States and Native American nations have a treaty-based, government-to-government relationship with a unique political and legal dynamic of mutual sovereignty. This colloquium will feature recognized experts presenting in-depth information and current perspectives on U.S./Tribal relations, their evolving sovereignty balance, and innovative strategies and programs for enhancing Native American development and human security.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • The United States Special Trustee for American Indians
  • The President of the National Congress of American Indians
  • Leaders of Tribal Governments, Economic Enterprises, and Community Organizations
  • Tribal Court Judges, Law Professors, and Legal Advocates
  • National Experts in Indigenous Education, Health, and Cultural Heritage