2014 Webcasts

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sixth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium

"Innovative Regulatory and Business Models in a Changing Electric Industry"

Academic and policy experts will discuss the trends driving change in the electric industry and the business and regulatory responses at the University of San Diego's Sixth Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium.


  • Stephen P. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Kassandra Castillo, Editor in Chief, San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law
  • Scott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law


  • Jon Wellinghoff, former Chair of FERC and Partner of Stoel Rives LLP
  • James P. Avery, Senior Vice President of Power Supply, SDG&E
  • ModeratorScott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Watch the Morning Keynote webcast

PANEL ONE: The Utility of the Future

  • Gregory Bernosky, Manager, State Regulation, Arizona Public Service Company
  • Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Market and Infrastructure Policy, California Independent System Operator
  • Jamie Van Nostrand, Director, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Moderator: Sara Keane, Associate, Bingham McCutchen, LLP

Watch the Panel One webcast

PANEL TWO: Distributed Technologies as Drivers of Change

  • Kevin B. Jones, Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Institute of Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School
  • Troy Rule, Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Jeffrey Winmill, Attorney, Van Ness Feldman LLC
  • Moderator: Damien Buie, Director of Innovation, EDF Renewable Energy

Watch the Panel Two webcast

PANEL THREE: Regulatory Pathways Forward

  • Dian Grueneich, Senior Research Scholar, University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) and the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Energy Policy Task Force, Stanford University
  • Christopher T. Kennedy, Partner, Whitt Sturtevant, LLP, and Carl Peterson, PhD, Lecturer, University of Illinois-Springfield
  • Alexandra B. Klass, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Sky Stanfield, Of Counsel, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP
  • Moderator: Laura Godfrey Zagar, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Watch the Panel Three webcast

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series

"Religious Liberty and Human Good" Speaker: Robert P. George.

Thursday, April 24, 2013

Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Edward Kleinbard

Friday, February 21, 2014 – Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation 
Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, the conference will involve the presentation of a variety of new works concerning originalism. All scholars who are interested in originalism are invited to attend. This conference is made possible through support from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

USD-Oxford Media and Markets Conference

"How Reputations Are Won and Lost in Modern Information Markets"

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego

Join some of the world’s leading journalists, academics, and business leaders to learn how fundamental changes in the spread of information are affecting the way businesses interact with their stakeholders, how they navigate the competing information agendas that surround them, and the public policy implications.

Panel 1: Technological Change 

Moderator: Frank Partnoy, Founding Director, USD Center for Corporate and Securities Law


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Panel 2: Proliferation of Stakeholders and Audiences 

Moderator: Rupert Younger, Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation


  • Steven Davidoff, Professor, Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University
  • Jesse Eisinger, Senior Reporter, Propublica
  • Tony Hadley, Senior VP of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Experian
  • Ray Nasr, Former Director of Communications, Google

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Panel 3: Polarization 

Moderator: Victor Fleischer, Professor, USD School of Law
Moderator: Rowena Olegario, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University


  • Anat Admati, Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford University
  • Marco Alverà, Senior Executive Vice President, eni
  • Herb Greenberg, Commentator and Editor, TheStreet and CNBC
  • Chris McKenna, Oxford University
  • Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management

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