The Adams Center

Dialogue Series

A core component of the center is an annual dialogue featuring prominent leaders and scholars speaking on topics such as ethics, technology, privacy issues, taxation, constitutional law and death and dying. Published texts of the dialogue are available to interested colleges and universities, law schools, libraries, research institutes and attorneys.

CODE BLUE: Can We Save the Health Care System?

A Dialogue Featuring:

Claudia M. Fegan, M.D., associate chief medical officer, Cook County Health and Hospital System and former president of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Devon Herrick, Ph.D., senior fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis.

Moderated by Allan D. Sobel, director of the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society.

Presented
Thursday, March 26, 2008
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript

Should the Death Penalty be Abolished?

A Dialogue Featuring:

Richard Dieter, J.D., executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, DC.

B. Lyn McClellan, J.D., bureau chief of the Felony Trial Bureau, Harris County, Texas, District Attorney's Office.

Moderated by Allan D. Sobel, director of the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society.

Presented
Thursday, Mar. 27, 2008
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript

Bare It Or Bar It: Should Government Regulate Adult Pornography to Prevent Exposure to Minors?

A Dialogue Featuring:

Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union and Professor of Law at New York School of Law.

Michael Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund.

Moderated by Allan D. Sobel, director of the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society.

Presented
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript 

Today's Undocumented Workers: New American Pioneers or the Latest Lawbreakers?

A Dialogue Featuring:

Alan K. Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wyoming from 1979-1997.

Raul Yzaguirre, presidential professor of practice in community development and civil rights at Arizona State University.

Moderated by Gary S. Gildin, professor of law and director of the Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy at Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Presented
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2006
Degenstein Center Theater

Separation of Church and State: Helping or Hindering Religion?

A Dialogue Featuring:

Gary S. Gildin, professor of law and director of the Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy at Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Bradley P. Jacob, associate professor of Law at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Va.

Moderated by the Rev. Mark Wm. Radecke, D.Min,,  Susquehanna University chaplain since 1997.

Presented
Thursday, Mar. 31, 2005
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript

Liberty and Security? Challenges in a New World Situation

A Dialogue Featuring:

Anthony Lewis, former New York Times columnist and two time Pulitzer Prize-award winning author and

Retired Major General Michael J. Nardotti, Jr., a former judge advocate general for the U.S. Army and decorated combat veteran, and currently a partner specializing in government contracts for the law firm Patton Boggs LLP.

Moderated by Gary S. Gildin, professor of law and director of the Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy at Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Presented
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript

Hate Speech: What Price Tolerance?

A Dialogue Featuring:

Nadine Strossen, president, The American Civil Liberties Union and

Mari J. Matsuda, professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center

Moderated by Gary S. Gildin, professor of law and director of the Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy at Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Presented
Thursday, Mar. 13, 2003
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript

Religion, Law and Society

by Arlin M. Adams

by Arlin M. Adams

The Honorable Judge Arlin M. Adams of Philadelphia delivered the inaugural lecture of The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society.

Presented
Monday, Mar. 18, 2002
Degenstein Center Theater

Transcript




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