Finding Common Ground on Public Lands

By Susan Crook for EDRBlog.org I kept dreaming of Hayley Mills singing “Let’s Get Together” from The Parent Trap and found myself humming the tune during the day as we began planning the conservation forum, “Finding Common Ground on Public Lands.” Divisiveness has gripped Southwest Utah over public lands issues such as the proposed northern […]

Thanksgiving Closure

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog- The reference desk will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and the law library will be closing at 5pm. The law library will be closed from Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Salim and the Political Implications of Torture in 2017

Scotti A. Hill for GlobalJusticeBlog The 2016 campaign trail was replete with irregular statements from one of America’s most unconventional candidates.  “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works,”[1] Donald Trump emphatically stated at a campaign event to a retirement community in February 2016. In his call to be tougher on terrorism, Trump went […]

A New Way Forward in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Megan Crehan for GlobalJusticeBlog.org The term “human trafficking” may be relatively new but the concept is hardly a modern invention. In its current form, human trafficking encompasses the practices of forced labour and sex trafficking.  The use of these practices dates back to ancient civilizations like those of Ancient Egypt, dating from 1550-1175 BCE.  Currently, […]

The Link Between Terrorism and Drug Trafficking

By Trajan Evans for GlobalJusticeBlog.org There is a direct link between terrorism and international illicit drug markets. UNODC Senior Terrorism Prevention Officer Irka Kuleshnyk said, “While it is difficult to establish how widely terrorist groups are involved in the illicit drug trade, or the breadth and nature of cooperation between these two criminal groups, the magnitude […]

A Practical Roadmap for Resolving Conflict

This post originally appeared on Arbinger Institute’s blog May 30, 2017. We are reposting it with Jim Ferrell’s permission. If you want to help people resolve their differences, help them focus together on things that have nothing to do with their differences. By Jim Ferrell My first conflict mediation in the Middle East occurred in […]

International Open Access Week

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – This week, October 23-29, 2017, is the 10thInternational Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Open in order to…” Established by SPARC (a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education) and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access […]

Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity

By Carlos Quijada for BioLawToday.org The pharmaceutical company Allergan recently assigned its patents on eye medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which agreed to license them back to Allergan in exchange for a $13.5 million payment and $15 million in annual royalties. The company’s end goal is to shield the patents from federal […]

The Three F’s of a Successful Watershed Partnership

By Sue Fearon for EDRBlog.org Earlier this year, Stan, a conversation partner, asked me “Why are you still here? That’s what I want to know. I’ve been part of half a dozen partnerships, most of them don’t make it past the first meeting, but this one is still getting things done.” Stan referred to the […]

New Research May Help Save Athletes’ Brains

By Maura Murphy As we enter week 5 of the National Football League (NFL) season, there is immense controversy over whether players should kneel during the national anthem. What fewer people are talking about, however, is the way the game affects the overall health of these athletes. Last Tuesday, Boston University (BU) published a new […]